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Message 1 of 6

Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

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Just recently our team noticed some links to static .html pages were 404ing on some of our GitHub Pages sites. They were using clean urls without the .html extension. For example /about for the /about.html page. The clean url has been working for the longest time but it seems to have just recently stopped. Was there a change or is this a temporary issue?

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 2 of 6

Re: Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

Can confirm, needs to be fixed asap.

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 3 of 6

Re: Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

Duplicate of https://github.community/t5/GitHub-Pages/GitHub-Pages-redirecting-all-my-md-pages-to-folders-now/m-p... It appears it's affecting many GitHub users: https://twitter.com/theNickHatter/status/1129088073055318018?fbclid=IwAR3kRD_cFqqujqU24wNgwlciUxCXOV... TEMP WORKAROUND: - Call /pagename.html directly - Or try putting in your page header: ---- permalink: pagename/ ---- Knew it was only a matter of time before Microsoft screwed up ;-)
Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 4 of 6

Re: Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

Thanks @nhatter. Accordioning to the other ticket thread it has been fixed.

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 5 of 6

Re: Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

Yep GitHub fixed it and confirmed there was an issue.

 

UPDATE 16th May 2019 20:24:

GitHub has confirmed there was an issue and are now deploying a fix:
https://www.githubstatus.com/incidents/6vyp7d36str6

 

Official Response from GitHub Support:

Hi Nick,

Thanks for writing in, and we apologize for the trouble this is causing.

This sounds like it may be related to an ongoing status event:

https://www.githubstatus.com

Our team is actively working on fixing it. I'd recommend keeping an eye on our status site so you can check when this is resolved. You can also subscribe to that page in order to be notified when the event is over.

Please let us know if you're still having trouble after our status changes back to green. Note that it may take some additional time after that for things to get caught up.

Thanks,
Kirzi
GitHub Support
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Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 6 of 6

Re: Links to .html files are now requiring the extension?

UPDATE 16th May 2019 20:16

OK, the redirect problem seems to have stopped.

 

Tested across Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

 

Will keep an eye out for an official GitHub response.