On Sun, 5 Sep 2021 14:39:01 -0700 (PDT), James Christophers
Post by James Christophers
The spurious nought inadvertently appended to the URL above (qv) was ignored by my 9 year-old ASUS laptop and 2 month-old Lenovo desktop and so passed me by unawares. Both my 9 year-old ASUS laptop and recent Lenovo desktop run on Windows 10 and Firefox. It may be that other OS's and/or browsers are not so robust or transparent.
For what it is worth the OS (Windows 10) does not open URLs, only aps
do that. In your case Firefox is presumably your default browser (it
is an ap) and when you click on a URL Windows 10 passes the address to
Firefox and instructs it to open the URL.
In my case Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge both refused to open the
URL until I removed the 0.
In practice nothing is quite as cut and dried as I have written, there
are other players here including system settings. Your hardware does
not influence this specific behaviour.
I suspect the person who removed the 0 uses either Chrome or Edge,
both of which are more robust and more modern than Firefox.
I develop aps for PCs, Macs and Android.