Apple Fixes Broken Twitter Links in Safari in Third Beta of OS X 10.11.4

Apple has fixed an issue that prevented shortened "t.co" links on Twitter from loading in Safari on the third beta version of OS X 10.11.4, seeded to developers for testing on Monday, according to developer Dieter Komendera. The bug affected many users in the MacRumors and Apple Support Communities forums.

Since November, Twitter users who click shortened "t.co" links with the secured HTTPS protocol have encountered a bug that prevents content from loading. Oftentimes, when a "t.co" link is clicked, it opens up a blank web page and hangs at a loading screen for several minutes before giving an error message.

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Safari users have used temporary solutions, including reloading the "t.co" link several times, removing "https" from the URL, clearing Safari's cache, or switching to a different browser, but until now there was no official fix yet for the link loading issue. Chrome and Firefox are not affected, nor are links that do not use HTTPS.

Last month, WebKit Developer Experience Manager Timothy Hatcher tweeted that the problem was lower level than WebKit, Safari's underlying rendering engine, and that Apple had a fix identified. OS X 10.11.4 should be released to the public by no later than the end of March, depending on how many beta versions are tested.

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59 months ago

Apple really just need to put this mess of a browser to rest and start over - nobody uses this thing anyway.

I agree. Actually, Apple should just shut down and stop making products. Nobody uses them anyway.
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59 months ago

I have seen this 'Safari cannot open XXX' rather frequently lately (coinciding with upgrading to El Capitan).

Disable the parental controls...
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59 months ago
I am a little embarrassed to say that I have never gotten into the Twitter world, so I had no idea that this problem existed. To be clear, I am embarrassed about not know about the bug (i like to stay on top of things) not about Twitter (very happy not to see all of Trumps comments).
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59 months ago

Not opening shortened URL is not a bug (IMHO) it is a useful feature. You really have no idea where they will take you or your kids to. What about to some porno or even worse a snuff site?



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59 months ago

Apple really just need to put this mess of a browser to rest and start over - nobody uses this thing anyway.

I do.
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