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Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by kaspir » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:49 pm

I think.

nope.. dang it im wrong, was worth a shot. I used a word filter to change http to https for posts. :(

Will only work for those sites who have SSL, and break the others. :evil:

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:59 pm

why would you do this? what happens if the web url is not https? in some cases it will show an error if you type in https when the domain is not on a secure server ( does not have a SSL certificate installed ).

yes it does work, however you really shouldn't do it since it will cause errors for those clicking on the links.


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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by kaspir » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:14 pm

You're absolutely right. And a combination of desperation and novice level to answer your question.

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by Holger » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:43 am

I am suggesting my users to upload images to my server to avoid this.
And for the remaining images (like Tapatalk-images and so on) I am using a script (mod/ext) to copy the images to my server and change the path.

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by canonknipser » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:05 am

Holger wrote:copy the images to my server
Content stealing is very often against the law, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by Holger » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:18 am

Yeah, we do not have much of that. Those images are not copied.

BTW: hotlinking is not that good either.

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by canonknipser » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:26 am

You can prevent hotlinking eg. by .htaccess and deliver a total different image (maybe displaying "not found", "not authorized", ugly looking cats) to any not authorized hotlinker ;)

But that is beyond this topic ...

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by 3Di » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:30 am

Isn't everything posted in the web considered public domain? If you post a visible image everybody can d/l it and use it.. at least for the Italian's laws. Don't take me to much in consideration for what I said here, since I am not an expert nor a lawyer either. :)

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by canonknipser » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:42 am

Everything may be public, but thats not the same as public domain.
I think even italian law has rules against illegal copying of informations - maybe you can follow the "other language - italiano" link in the article i posted above.
And even for "public domain" or "Creative Commons" or "GPL" licenses, you mostly have to mention the source and / or the legal owner

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by 3Di » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:48 am

canonknipser wrote:I think even italian law has rules against illegal copying of informations - maybe you can follow the "other language - italiano" link in the article i posted above.
I will. Not now though.. I have duties to face right now.

Edit: I speak/read/write and understand (5 + 2) languages though, English it is enough for me. ;)
Also, read about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Systemic_bias
canonknipser wrote:You mostly have to mention the source and / or the legal owner
That's for sure, I know.

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by nimd4 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:23 am

canonknipser wrote:And even for "public domain" or "Creative Commons" or "GPL" licenses, you mostly have to mention the source and / or the legal owner
Ran into this topic by accident; not trying to spam, just to add:

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https://www.google.com/search?q=creative+commons+license

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
P.S.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_license
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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:38 am

using wikipedia as a source for any type of legal matter is a little like saying " my cousin's uncle's brother in law said so".


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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by nimd4 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:11 am

... Hence all teh other links. Anyway, when informed, it's usually quite easy to spot the bull-portion of the presentation(s) on Wikipedia. IMO

(What other reference can be suggested, besides a completely biased article link - or something - IDK. :))

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Re: Fix broken SSL due to external posted images

Post by kaspir » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:07 pm

I think we got way off topic here ladies and gents, since I haven't been tracking this for some time, I'll close with this..

I have accomplished what I was seeking when I originally posted this topic, using this extension: viewtopic.php?f=501&t=2392726

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Use at your own risk, enjoy.

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