Help solve security error when browsing

Abraham Deutsch
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I am trying to submit a form on nyc (New York City) website I get a error

You are coming from an invalid URL. Your request will not be processed. Please go to www.nyc.gov
NYC.gov policy does not allow you to test online forms from remote servers or hard drives.

I tried IE Chrome and  Mozilla all the same results, except that in Mozilla when clicking submit I get a msg

The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and could be read by a third party and provides the following link https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mixed-content-blocking-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=how-does-content-isnt-secure-affect-my-safety&utm_source=inproduct

It is not related to a antivirus  program since I uninstalled all and had the same result. also tried from different locations and OS
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Commented:
The first paragraph means that they nyc.gov is checking your referrer and since it is not their site they are blocking you.
Abraham DeutschIT professional
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Is there a way to solve this except connecting nyc?
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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I hope not.  Most of my form submission pages check the referrer and block them if they are not coming from the correct page.  This is very common in e-commerce pages.  Trying to submit a form from your own computer instead of thru the web site is a common spammer attack.
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The following is the response from nyc support

Use this link http://www1.nyc.gov/site/oath/hearings/online-hearing-form.page This link will not produce an error message once submitted.
Abraham DeutschIT professional
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Commented:
Issue solved. Now I understand why we are paying so much tax in nyc, so even a simple website is not functioning properly.
Basically the issue was that the main site is https but the page where the form get submitted is a http so it switches to http which browsers do not allow because of security. and their solution, to go directly to the form page via the link they provided so the session is started with a http

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