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Fix insecure HTTP URLs (and replace them with HTTPs URLs)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Fix insecure HTTP URLs (and replace them with HTTPs URLs) Reply with quote

Hello,

A bunch of links on the site are HTTP links. Would it be possible to change the HTTP links to HTTPs ones? This could be done programmatically very easily with any modern text editor and as most sites support HTTPs nowadays it shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes to fix it.

Suggestion for fixing it:

1. Search for "http:" with a text editor that offers a search-and-replace functionality for folders (or multiple files).
2. Replace it with "https:" (after making sure it's not a false positive).

(I couldn't use http: / / or https: / / as it's on the list of spam words.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops, I meant of course HTTPS. Small typo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this was the last discussion on this issue. At which point Mario said he was phasing out the use of all unsecure connections.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cupid wrote:
I think this was the last discussion on this issue. At which point Mario said he was phasing out the use of all unsecure connections.

Yeah, I've read that discussion. He also said we should let him know if there's a site served without HTTPS.

Another additional issue is that for me in the listings page the links are usually HTTP URLs, including the image URLs. Which leads to mixed content warnings (due to the image URLs using HTTP).

I think that's the only issue I've encountered when using Gixen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Mario did indeed, so are the images the only http elements that you've found?

From your previous post I get the impression you've found more than that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, Mario did indeed, so are the images the only http elements that you've found?

From your previous post I get the impression you've found more than that.

Yeah, there are a lot more, but I don't really want to enumerate them all, because it's much simpler to go through the source code and just search for "http:/ /" than listing all the links. If you're curious go to a page, view the source and search for "http:/ /" (without the space) and you should get matches on many pages.

The images are more critical because they get loaded actively without any user interaction.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I don't think your suggested remedy necessarily works for this website, since you (and I) are not certain about how the pages served to your browser are produced by the server.

I'm not a developer of this website, but I have been of many others, in my former career as a software developer. There are a vast variety of different platforms on which websites have been developed over the years, I actually have no idea, and wouldn't try to presume, which was used to develop this one.

So, your suggestion might work for Mario, but if not please don't expect your observations to be acted upon any time soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you please email me exact links? Some of them may be intentional for various reasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added some of the ones I found as point 4 on this thread.
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