When you post a link from Stack Exchange into the chatbox using HTTPS, the link does not onebox. However, if you change the link to HTTP, it works. See the screenshot below:

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HTTPS URLs should onebox, too.

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    Eh, the original is two years old - and was written before we started rolling https out network wide. Kinda inclined to leave this one, when links turn into HTTPS, oneboxing is going to need love.
    – user50049
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 15:33
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    @Tim so maybe make that older request dupe of this one? Essentially these are both the same thing after all. Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 15:45
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    "This question has been asked before and already has an answer." -> the old one doesn't have an answer.. I don't know how to handle these stuff (old dupes). I don't care if this one gets closed.. but I just want to get the attention of the devs regarding this.. Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 17:34
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    Reopened and flipped the close, where I also notice that using https links in the field where you put the question breaks as well.
    – user50049
    Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 5:24
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    @TimPost You think you could reach out to any of the SO people by any chance? There is also the issue of other https links not one boxing in general. And the fact that on main there is also still non https content on the page (e.g. imgur). Or can I create a new question with all the https stuff which is likely to get closed as a dupe of some other question(s).
    – PeeHaa
    Commented Jan 12, 2014 at 1:05
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    @PeeHaa They're aware of it, I'll see what I can find out early next week.
    – user50049
    Commented Jan 12, 2014 at 9:22
  • @Oded this is not status-completed. HTTPS links (I've observed xkcd) still do not onebox. Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 18:07
  • @MadaraUchiha - they mostly do. I think this may happen with timeouts to the source server (more common with HTTPS). A page refresh will normally show things oneboxed.
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 9:21


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