Questions tagged [http]

HTTP Stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol", and is the protocol that applications use to access documents/webpages/data from the world wide web.

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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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Mixed content (http, https) fix

I am a digital marketing with enough HTML/CSS skill to be dangerous, correct problems, but also cause them. So I tend to stick to WordPress. I inherited an entirely static HTML site that I'm trying ...
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Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code?

Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code? Why doesn't it show 304 in Status code (BTW, that is NOT 200 memory cache.)? If it shows 200 I can't know it is ...
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HTTP2 is enabled and working, but PHP $_SERVER['SERVER_PROTOCOL'] still says “HTTP/1.1”

I've been migrating to a new host (AWS Lightsail with a Ubuntu instance) and while everything is working just fine I'm running into a quirk that I can't quite figure out. I've enabled HTTP2 on my ...
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Redirect existing github pages site to custom domain without breaking links

I have my blog hosted at https://example.github.io and it's been around for a while - and search engines etc. have indexed the pages. I want to keep hosting the site on github pages (for now) but I ...
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Nginx main domain overwriting subdomains

I have an Nginx server running a website, and I'd like to add a new host under a subdomain, to the main domain. However as the title suggests, the subdomain's host seems to get ignored, and replaced ...
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Can HTTP 2.0 download simultaneously from two different IPs?

When looking at GTMetrix, all of the content from server A downloads simultaneously. When the content switches to another server, such as Google analytics or Google Tag Manager, it waits to download ...
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Why am I getting a 400 BAD REQUEST error for simple GET request?

I'm using an old programming language (Adobe's Extendscript). It has a simple Socket object to send TCP/IP requests. The following lines always used to work for me: reply = ""; conn = new ...
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How to avoid SSL warnings about certificate not for the current site when redirecting alternate domains?

I have multiple domains forward issue. Domains with plurals and singular e.g.: example.com, examples.com, example.biz, examples.biz I forwarded all of them to https://examples.com and https://...
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“General HTTP Error” for XML sitemap in Google search console

Google search console says that the XML sitemap specified in robots.txt could not be read due to: General HTTP Error When I click on the link on right top, "OPEN SITEMAP," it shows an error: ...
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Locate sitemap at HTTP or HTTPS?

Our homepage has a 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS but all other pages on the site are on HTTP. (1) Should the sitemap be located at HTTPS and is there any problem if we: (2) include the HTTPS ...
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Is it possible to redirect HTTPS to HTTP without warning?

One of my clients now doesn't want to use a SSL certificate. But the home page of their site has been indexed with HTTPS. I have already redirected HTTPS to HTTP but it shows a warning every time. Is ...
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310 ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error after enabling ssl certificate in nopcommerce

After I installed and turned on a SSL certificate, I began to receive 310 errors. The site is built with nopcommerce. SSL Settings on the site are all included:
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How to direct Apache2 HTTPS sub-directory request to HTTP app server on another port?

for complete Apache newbie, I have NextCloud and Monitorix running on my local server https://192.168.1.2/nextcloud http://192.168.1.2:8080/monitorix and I would like to cover it via SSL, something ...
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Can I test if my site's URLs have 403 errors for Google Ads Bot?

All URLs in my WordPress site can be visited via browser such as FireFox and Chrome successfully. However, today I receive emails from Google Ads telling me that some of the URLs have errors. The ...
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Is there any way to remove mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners?

Is there any way to remove the mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners that are served over HTTP but my website is https? I am trying to add Amazon affiliate ...
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When webservers send a page, why don't they send all required CSS, JS, and images without being asked?

When a web page contains a single CSS file and an image, why do browsers and servers waste time with this traditional time-consuming route: browser sends an initial GET request for the webpage and ...
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What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP protocol?

Can we not implement the HTTP protocol using just a request body and a response body? For example, the URL will contain request, which will be mapped to a function depending on programming language ...
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Facebook shows blank image and preview after sharing a HTTPS link from my website

My site before was only HTTP. I used that website for sharing public information with my friends. I like to post news that I want then share it to Facebook and when I post a link (HTTP link since my ...
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Why are post, get and put needed on top of HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I understand that the HTTP protocol, especially of the secured type, secured with some data encryption method such as TLS and certified with some SSL certification, is the main way to transfer data in ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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HTTPS and HTTP URLs point to different places?

I own and use a domain for a project. When I type in my domain preceeded by HTTPS instead of HTTP, I am re-directed to a compromising website. How is this possible? Did somebody buy the HTTPS ...
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is HTTP in URL referring to “:80” port number?

Why every browsers/internet clients defaults to :80 when you just type http://example.com I mean It took time for me to know browsers internally always add port :80
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External ip opens router config panel, can I configure port forwarding over port 80

My home is armed with a DIR-868L D-Link router and I am trying to host a website from my PC behind it on the local IP 192.16.0.198 port 32768 (which I can configure). I tried configuring port ...
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Make server force Excel to hand over hyperlink to browser without trying to load the page itself

I am not sure if this is an Excel (SuperUser) or WebMasters question since I may have exhausted the server option. Use case Our site allows downloading a result list in XLS format. A hyperlink is ...
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What does WWW do?

To be clear: I am not asking whether or not I should use www in my url, or what the pros and cons are, that topic is well covered. I also wasn't sure if this was a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or ...
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WordPress website has SSL certificate but some HTTP elements (images)

My website is secure (HTTPS) but has some images that are HTTP. I have two questions: Is it an issue? I checked on HubSpot SSL checker and it says that my website is secure. How do I find and change ...
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What headers used in request by google bot?

What headers used in request by google bot? Must be user agent, but what else? I'm interested in cache control headers, does bot try to get fresh page, but not from cache? The related question: Do ...
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Does HTTP not support providing a checksum in a form of header for downloaded content?

Is there a way to tell a browser downloading a file or page that the content it is downloading should match this checksum made with this formula (e.g. sha-1 or md5)? I think it would be great to ...
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Do browsers send different HTTP headers on page reload so that server side caches can be flushed?

I'm implementing caching at the server application level, because my hosting doesn't provide Apache caching modules and it's not possible to use a reverse proxy there. Its cheap and fast hosting, so I ...
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Both Http & Https are showing in SERP [duplicate]

We migrated to Https in Jan 2018. We redirected(301) Http urls to Https. That redirection is working fine. But suddenly from November both URLs are coming in SERP. Please suggest how to get rid of ...
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Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests such as POST'ed formdata?

Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests, such as "multipart/form-data" transmitted by the client to the server via HTTP POST ? The HTTP server I am trying to get this working with ...
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Track HTTP and HTTPS traffic details separately on Google Analytics?

How can I track HTTP and HTTPS traffic details separately from Google Analytics.
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who defines SOAP protocol?

A further follow up of my earlier question: Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications? so I understand that SOAP is an application layer messaging ...
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Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications?

From what I have understood from browsing internet, SOAP is an application level protocol. If this is the case, then can I safely assume that all that happens thru/over browser (which uses HTTP ...
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How to properly tell Google they have no right to access the download. What status do I use?

I'm looking for the SEO way to tell Google not to download pictures. I have a script that generates one of two things based on who accesses the site: If an unauthorized robot accesses the site, they ...
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How does browser know which HTTP method like GET,POST etc to use?

I had asked a related below question and from answers, I got a sense of why is there a notion of methods like GET,POST etc in http protocol: What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP ...
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Explicitly Validating Certificates [closed]

I am unable to make any API calls to the API I'd like to because the certificate is invalid. How do I go about adding the certificate to a trusted group so that it is automatically trusted? As it ...
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Interpretation of empty User-agent

How should I interpret an empty User-agent? I have some custom analytics code and that code has to analyze only human traffic. I have got a working list of User-agents denoting human traffic and bot ...
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What is the correct HTTP status code for: “This version of this API has been discontinued”?

I have a RESTful API. There are 3 versions of it: v1, v2, and v3. I am about to publish v4, and we have decided to discontinue v1, meaning that all requests to http://example.com/v1/resource will fail,...
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Why does turning off “Force SSL with https redirect” keep http links redirect to https?

I realize this question can be an XY one. After upgrading my site from http to https, FB OpenGraph og:image not pulling images anymore. The solution seems to be using http links rather than https in ...
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How to redirect example.com to http://example.com?

I have a blog at blogger.com, for which I got a domain name from godaddy.com. Recently I have decided to put some google AdSense ads on it to see how that goes. The problem I encountered is that ...
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Does changing from HTTPS to HTTP kill my backlinks?

I had only my main page changed to HTTP to test out if I want to change from HTTPS to HTTP. All my backlinks are to my HTTPS site. Will I lose all of my backlinks and have to start over when switching ...
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What is appending the “bmi_MfsTid” parameter to the URLs on our website

In our server logs, we see that some HTTP requests contain the parameter bmi_MfsTid=<number>. We are not using this parameter. Is there a known client or proxy that appends this?
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What is the purpose of GETting this external file?

A website I am visiting occasionally makes XHR requests to http://detectportal.firefox.com/success.txt which is a text/plain resource whose body contains the text success. I am unable to figure out ...
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Is using SiteGround CPanel over http secure?

I have a website hosted on SiteGround. Their CPanel can be served via http or https ( http://cpanel.us261.siteground.us/login/ ). In my case it is not working via https; the support says it's because ...
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Proper status code for language redirection (301, 302, … 307)?

I have build a websites with multiple languages. The URLs look like: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ If the user access the main domain http://www.example.com/ the web server ...
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MediaWiki: What HTTP Status Code it returns for non existent web pages?

Take these MediaWiki web pages for example: https://ecowiki.org.il/wiki/Aaaaaaaaaa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAKMAKMAK http://www.foodtech-portal.eu/index.php?title=Special:PdfPrint&...
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Using Post method in Faceook Graph API

When I use graph API to post on a Facebook page it's not working, it responds with an ID and URL but instead it should be responding with a post id. When I open the URL it gives this error: { "...
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How to get URLs for creating TCP connection for HTTP? [closed]

HTTP the Definite Guide says Before an HTTP client can send a message to a server, it needs to establish a TCP/IP connection between the client and server using Internet protocol (IP) addresses ...

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