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[liberationtech] extracts the S from https (update)

Frank Corrigan email at
Mon May 9 11:26:58 PDT 2011

Now the httpS link I made by hotlinking an image has had the S removed,
can't understand this practice, should someone post a blog
story on and posts url with a httpS to another blog the S gets removed . v odd

This is not about httpS links in the Browser Toolbar, but httpS url
embedded into a post, that gets change to a plain http link.

I a still not sure if I am explaining this issue well enough...


----- Original message -----
From: "Griffin Boyce" <griffinboyce at>
To: "Frank Corrigan" <email at>
Cc: liberationtech at
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 18:08:15 -0400
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] extracts the S from https

While it might not be the most pleasing solution, you could always turn
preferred link into a link or use a similar service.

I've tested this with the https Twitter link, and it was preserved:


On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Frank Corrigan
<email at>wrote:

> I can confirm that I am able to replicate the situation of a https url
> included in hosted blog to a url having a
> suffix has the S in https removed and this removal also happens when
> such a link is added in plain text (not active). I have circumvented
> this problem by inserting an image of the httpS url and the linking to
> it with a httpS url.
> You can see things here:
> Unlike web hosts inserting stuff into html code that has been uploaded,
> extracts the S from https, from all links added to a blog
> post that point to a url with a suffix.
> I entered and the S was not removed, so
> therefore removal of S from
> when added to a blog only affects url's...
> I posted this issue to the wordpress forum, but no adequate or formal
> response is forthcoming.
> Frank
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