[WSG] Proxy HTTPS to HTTP

2008-03-11 Thread kev . erickson
Hello,

I have a few HTTPS pages on a separate URL that display dynamic information, 
(names, titles and telephone numbers, etc.), from a database. 99% of my pages 
are static HTTP pages. I want the URL for all my pages to be same as much as 
possible. I would like to proxy the HTTPS pages to my HTTP URL to have all 
pages fall under the same HTTP URL? 
I am trying to find out if this is misleading in any way to my web site 
visitors or wrong?

Thank you,

Kevin


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Re: [WSG] Proxy HTTPS to HTTP

2008-03-11 Thread Matijs
Hello Kevin,

What exactly do you mean by proxying in this sense?

I'll just assume some stuff :)

If what your visitors are viewing is sent to them via a HTTP
connection only, you're not misleading them (unless you tell them it's
a safe connection), but you're also not using HTTPS. I assume that the
webserver serving out the page does talk to another webserver over
HTTPS but your visitors don't. So if this is the case, misleading no,
but wrong, very likely.

On the other hand, if what your visitors are viewing what's sent to
them both via HTTP and HTTPS (for instance images and other static
content via HTTP and the rest via HTTPS) then you're not misleading
them but browsers might start to complain about some parts of the page
not being sent over a secure connection. If this is the case, also not
misleading or wrong, but not too sure if it's the nicest way of doing
this.

On a sidenote. I've only been following WSG for a few days now and I'm
not entirely sure if this is on-topic. Feel free to contact me if
you'd like to discuss this off the list.

Matijs

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM,  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hello,

  I have a few HTTPS pages on a separate URL that display dynamic information, 
 (names, titles and telephone numbers, etc.), from a database. 99% of my pages 
 are static HTTP pages. I want the URL for all my pages to be same as much as 
 possible. I would like to proxy the HTTPS pages to my HTTP URL to have all 
 pages fall under the same HTTP URL?
  I am trying to find out if this is misleading in any way to my web site 
 visitors or wrong?

  Thank you,

  Kevin


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RE: [WSG] Proxy HTTPS to HTTP

2008-03-11 Thread kevin_erickson
What I meant is that an HTTP URL I have come up with is going to go to the 
HTTPS pages seamlessly within the browser. I am not misleading the users by any 
means.

I am not 100% sure this is on topic as well but I believe it should be.

Thank you for your thoughts.

kevin


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Re[2]: [WSG] Proxy HTTPS to HTTP

2008-03-11 Thread Martin Heiden
Kevin,

  well, I think it ist completely off topic, but anyway:

  You mean that http://my.server.com/folder/file.html shows the same
  HTML document as https://my.server.com/folder/file.html ?

  Make sure you use only relative links in the .html so that the
  secure connection is used for all linked files/pictures/css...

  Configure your server to use the same document root for the https
  and http virtual hosts.

  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ssl/ssl_faq.html#parallel
  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/

  If you have more questions, feel free to contact me off list!

regards,

  Martin

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 6:11:57 PM, you wrote:

kcn What I meant is that an HTTP URL I have come up with is going to
kcn go to the HTTPS pages seamlessly within the browser. I am not
kcn misleading the users by any means.

kcn I am not 100% sure this is on topic as well but I believe it should be.

kcn Thank you for your thoughts.

kcn kevin





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Re: Re[2]: [WSG] Proxy HTTPS to HTTP

2008-03-11 Thread kevin_erickson
Thank you and my apologies if was indeed off-subject. My thinking was that this 
is indeed a standards right-or-wrong issue when looking out for the users. - 
kevin

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Kevin,

  well, I think it ist completely off topic, but anyway:

  You mean that http://my.server.com/folder/file.html shows the same
  HTML document as https://my.server.com/folder/file.html ?

  Make sure you use only relative links in the .html so that the
  secure connection is used for all linked files/pictures/css...

  Configure your server to use the same document root for the https
  and http virtual hosts.

  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ssl/ssl_faq.html#parallel
  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/

  If you have more questions, feel free to contact me off list!

regards,

  Martin

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 6:11:57 PM, you wrote:

kcn What I meant is that an HTTP URL I have come up with is going to
kcn go to the HTTPS pages seamlessly within the browser. I am not
kcn misleading the users by any means.

kcn I am not 100% sure this is on topic as well but I believe it should be.

kcn Thank you for your thoughts.

kcn kevin





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