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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: from https to http?
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 20:31:39 GMT
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Pablo,

John Doe [Pablo] wrote:
> I have configured a tomcat application to use https in a arbitrary
> jsp file (just for testing) when the user request it.

[snip]

>        <h1>Index test</h1>
>        <a href="ssl/restricted.jsp">Go to SSL page</a>

[snip]

>        <h1>Restricted test</h1>
>        <a href="../index.jsp">Back to index</a>

[snip]

> The "problem" is: when I go from "index.jsp" to "restricted.jsp"
> the URL gets replaced (correctly) by
> "https://localhost:8443/testSSL/restricted.jsp"

Right. This is due to the fact that you require this page to have
CONFIDENTAL transport.

> when I want to
> go from "restricted.jsp" back to "index.jsp" using the anchor defined
> in it the URL is not replace by the standard "http" URL and then gets
> stuck with a "https://localhost:8443/testSSL/index.jsp" URL instead of
> the original "http://localhost:8080/testSSL/index.jsp"

Right. This is because the current protocol is "https" and the browser
is not being instructed to switch protocols. You will have to manually
code your URLs that should return to non-https pages to include the
protocol in the URL.

Yes, this is kind of a pain in the neck. ;)

- -chris

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