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w3-css link issue- web reference broken?


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Hey all,

When I ran my project today, I noticed everything was all jumbled, and I hadn't changed anything. Loaded backups and still the same problem.

It seems my CSS link to https://www.w3schools.com/w3css/4/w3.css has stopped working. Obviously I visit that link and loads in my browser. When I download the CSS locally and run it, it doesn't behave like it did before, and it looks like w3.css hasn't been updated since April. 

The new behavior with the downloaded/local CSS: 

  • Different font throughout the page
  • Nav bar dropdown ) w3-dropdown-hover larger font/placement the regular navbar w3-button menu items
  • Some text-decoration issues
  • Navbar now animates in a different manner
  •  weirdnavbar.jpg.1b46c048106cab8b8ea2e58371dd9926.jpg

This is all with a local copy of the CSS. The web link to  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.w3schools.com/w3css/4/w3.css"> doesn't work at all anymore.

Anyone experiencing anything like this? What changed?

UPDATE: I am using PHP and running a mock server via XAMPP (Apache). When I change a backup file to .HTML is runs just like it did before. Any ideas? Thanks.

It shows up red under network with no status code, this is all the info it give me.

  1. Request URL:
  2. Referrer Policy:
    1. Provisional headers are shown
    2. Referer:
    3. User-Agent:
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.113 Safari/537.36
SOLVED: It was a Chrome extension: Privacy Badger. Why it suddenly started denying requests to W3 I have no idea.
It also seems to be the cause of the change of formatting, text-decoration and other weird things. Gr...
Edited by mularkey
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