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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: furious anger: portal broken
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2005 08:12:08 GMT

Sylvain Wallez wrote:

>> Ok, that's it on *that* subject (I hope), let's get into the 
>> technical discussion:
>> Both, the JSR 168 and WSRP require the functionality to switch from 
>> http to https and back. Switching the protocol is only possible with 
>> absolute urls (for the switch itself). That's the reason why the 
>> LinkService now creates absolute urls.
> Can you elaborate on this protocol switch? What is it about? Any 
> pointers?
> Sylvain
Very often you want to display a few pages, but not all, of your website 
using SSL. So you use http for most of the website but use https for the 
few pages that need it. That necessitates using the absolute path since 
the switch from http to https isn't relative to anything.


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