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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 7:18 PM

Your External review links are bad

You have all the links to external reviews set as https, which screws up the browser when the site is just a good old http. I know enough to take the "s" out of "https", but a lot of people don't. Don't ASSume they are all "https" links!

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2 y ago

Where?

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2 y ago

ON EVERY external review page there is the same issue. For example this link to ReelView, one of the top review sites https://www.reelviews.net/php_review_template.php?identifier=1297  found here https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337921/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt  . If you change it to http the reelview link works


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I just followed the link on the page in the example above and it worked just fine and used plain http.

It looks as if the conversion to https is being done by something other than IMDb. I know that there are browser plugins that do that.

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As far as I know, it is the site system itself that must returns an https (encrypted) content from an http request. An https site will receive both http and https request and return https content.
The reverse of course is not true. Hence a site not accepting an https request has not been technically updated for more than a year at least. It should be avoided, now that https is imposed by ISPs and Google for reference it.

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As usual, Owen Rees is correct.

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Just for clarification, HTTPS is essentially HTTP over TLS. The browser must establish the encrypted TLS connection before making HTTP requests. Sites may support both protocols but do so on different ports. Changing the URL scheme from http to https changes not only the protocol but also the default port to which to connect.

If you follow an http URL and end up on an https page then it is likely that the site responded with a redirect to the https page, the server cannot initiate a switch to encryption on the existing connection.

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2 y ago

You might be aware that http links are deprecated for security reason. It is up to the site administrator to implement https.
If they do not, probably the site is not up to date and does not deserve to be visited anymore.

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LOL, so a read-only site that handles no sensitive data should be shunned because the owners don't want to waste money on SSL certificate? Still, a link is a link and IMDb should do their best to get the link correct, not on what it should be

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Links in the examples given so far are correct. If all http links are failing for you but not for anyone else then it suggests that there is something different about your browser.

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IMDb is not to blame here.