htaccess rewrite rule to https let my apps stop working
mark at livecode.com
Fri Aug 18 08:15:11 EDT 2017
On 2017-08-18 13:58, Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode wrote:
> I attached a certificate to our domain and started switching our domain
> web from http to https, because of the security alerts of some browsers
> saying that our site isn't safe. So far so good. Our web hoster
> to put a rewrite rule into the htaccess to redirect all http calls on
> So far so good. That works fine with all URLs in a browser.
I wonder if using a URL redirect, rather than rewrite might work better:
I might be wrong here but I think rewriting just changes the path which
apache uses to determine what to return; a redirect causes a
'Redirection' return value to the client so the client can refetch at
the (redirected) URL.
> I can't just change all URLs in all my LC programs from http to https,
> because my customers have lots of old version of my programs out there,
> which are not anymore maintained, which were created with any very old
> version I don't know anymore, etc.
Unless the distributed versions built with old versions of LiveCode were
built with HTTPS support built-in then they are very unlikely to work
with either a redirect or rewrite.
Even if you do a redirect/rewrite on the server, the client has to be
able to handle the protocol which the server produces correctly.
Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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