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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Header to describe available `content-type` responses?

It's a little cumbersome to scrape through the HTTP RFC for this particular question, so I'm hoping someone can help me short-circuit an answer: Does the HTTP spec contain functionality for a server ...
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Responding other 'Content-Type' different from 'Accept' list

As all you know (else follow this question) the requesting Accept header allows client to specify the expected MIME types for response content. But my case is: client indicates an Accept of type ...
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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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Google page insights score improvement (mostly images and external http requests)

So I have this food blog that is based on wordpress but everything is coded from scratch (apart from a few plugins) as I wanted to have as much control over http requests etc as possible... These are ...
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How lenient should I be when checking the range header parameters?

I made more of my URLs now accept the HTTP range request so that only user requested bytes of the document can be parsed. This is the range header my code supports: range: bytes=s-e where s is the ...
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How to filter GET requests with Nginx, keep getting 504 after [GET] “/manager/html”

I was recently unable to reach my website, receiving a 504 time-out error instead. I checked the logs and found a GET request for /manager/html. I realize this was a failed attempt to reach a control ...
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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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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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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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IIS website only allowing https connection, no http

We are running two websites on IIS (site1.site.example and site2.site.example). Both sites have the same bindings but with different host names (as above), on IP address * and for ports 80 and 443 (...
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Installing a free world-compatible SSL certificate in WHM/Cpanel

It's been a while but here I am again. I just found out today that users of chrome 69 or later will see a big "insecure" message for webpages beginning with http:// such as mine and even Bing's ...
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Social sharing count (Specially Facebook and Twitter) when moving to HTTPS

How can I get back the social sharing count (Specially Facebook and Twitter) when moving to HTTPS? Note : WordPress Site (I don't think platform does not related to this question. But if it is ...
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Can a content be cached even if the max-age header is not set and vice versa?

As far as I understand, when a request is made for the very first time, the browser will download the resource from the server. If the Cache-Control: private,max-age=value header is present, then it ...
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Why is my Last-Modified header always sent using GMT timezone?

I want to send the last-modified in IST timezone, But it always sends in GMT. What is wrong with this PHP code? echo "Timezone " . date_default_timezone_get () ; //==>verified, timezone set ...
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Shared hosting IP changed to https from http

I had a shared hosting on my service provider. Since last 6 months everything was going fine. But recently after some server problems, that halted services for many days and restored back, I am no ...
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How to deal with URL requests instead of paths from suspicious users

I have a website which has CloudFlare enabled on it (Free plan) and lately I've been getting some really weird requests which instead of GET /some/path were like this: "\xddG@\xdd\"\xb8\xbf\"\x8f\x80\...
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Handling the HTTP Host header with what status code?

After finding out that the environment variables HTTP_HOST and HTTP_SERVER return the same values on my server, I made a patch for apache that fixes it, but I'm wondering if I returned the correct ...
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Is a Server and Date HTTP header really necessary for error or redirecting pages?

On practically every URL I visit using the command-line tool CURL, there is always a server identification header and date header outputted regardless of the status of the request. For example, on my ...
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duplicate content in https without certificate? and google tries HTTPS anyway?

I understand that for an HTTPS page to work properly, a valid certificate is required. On my web server, we primarily use HTTP but we have HTTPS available to clients that may need it. I then tried a ...
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Is pagespeed insights over the top with downloads?

On my website I have a page that displays an image in optimized form. I made it display at 60% compression/quality instead of 100%. I also have the link to download the full 100% quality image to ...
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No one can access our website today using http, but can with https

We arrived at work this morning to find our website was 'down'. It loads a blank white page with no messages at all. It worked fine last night and we have made no changes. (I am the only one who ...
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htaccess doesnt work in subfolder

I'm using xampp with apache on my windows machine. My directory structure is: C:/xampp/htdocs ---------------/Sync --------------------/ProtectedFolderA -------------------------------------/....
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Can I use both Digest and Basic Authentication on the same directory in Apache?

The reason I would want to do this is to support very old browsers (e.g. IE 6) that does not implement the more secure Digest method. If all new clients advertise the types of authentication they ...
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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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Why am I getting regular http requests for rpix.php on my AWS server

Recently Ive redeployed by Java application to AWS ElasticBeanstalk running within a Tomcat container. I now keep getting messages like: Message: Environment health has transitioned from Ok to ...
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Do I have to redirect every page or just the domain?

Say I have a www.example.net and www.example.net and example.com is an Amazon S3 site setup to redirect all pages work fine i.e www.example.com/page1.html redirects to www.example.net/page1.html buy ...