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Posted by TheOldHokie on November 22, 2020 at 15:28:42 [URL] [DELETE] :
In Reply to: Re: Test posted by Kimberly on November 22, 2020 at 13:57:20:
You do it because it is best practice and may well become the only supported connection. If you do "server work" then you should know:
I am also in the business. I have been designing small and large scale network systems and writing network code since 1973 when the "Internet" was a just a few PDP-11's and BBN C30s located in a few server rooms like mine, data links were Bell 303 modems and 56KB leased lines, TCP/IP and DNS had not yet been invented, and the WWW apple had not yet hit Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the head. I have learned to put my personal prejudices aside and go with the best practice recommendations of the industry - it always works out better in the end.
- The impetus for this comes from the developer and standards community at large (e.g. W3C) not Google.
- Support for HTTP is rapidly waning.
- If the site gives you an HTTPS transport URL that is what they want you to use and have designed their system to support that processing
- Well managed (e.g. secure) servers don't know you are asking for a picture of Kitty and will simply redirect your port 80 HTTP connection to port 443 (HTTPS) at significant additional overhead and cost to the network, server, and client. Then the server and client will incur the cost of encrypting and decrypting Kitty anyway.
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