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http and https?

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what is different from the HTTP and HTTPS?

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append delete #1. Yanae

The security protocol.

append delete #2. Kroc

HTTPS is encrypted, meaning that nobody can read the information going between you and the end-server (in theory).

append delete #3. cruft

I just switched my forum over to HTTPS and am having trouble with the fonts working properly now. I'm substituting the forum's default fonts with Google fonts using this:

<link href=',700|Oswald' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

It works with HTTP but not with HTTPS now.


First I went into `config.php' and changed the following: (false to true)

@define ('FORUM_HTTPS',         true);

That didn't work. Fonts still not loading.

Then in `start.php` I tried to change this (to no avail):

//the full URL of the site is dependent on HTTPS configuration, so we wait until now to define it
define ('FORUM_URL', 'https'.                                    //base URL to produce hyperlinks throughout:
        (FORUM_HTTPS || @$_SERVER['HTTPS'] == 'on' ? 's' : ''). //- if HTTPS is enforced, links in RSS will use it

Any thoughts?

:: @cruft added on 27 Jun ’15 · 14:32

It's as simple as changing HTTP to HTTPS in the following:

<link href=',700|Oswald' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>


append delete #4. Martijn

Another trick is to link such external resources with a protocol-relative URL, starting with `//`:

append delete #5. tmyusuf

Thank you for this.


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