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Recently I've noticed that whenever I open a question that has imgur.com-linked images, I get a mixed content warning (and, indeed, imgur links have http: prefix), which is strange since I use HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox (which should set all prefixes to https). That also seems to be true for some other sites (which might suggest that it's a Firefox problem).

EDIT: whatever the site configuration, I expect HTTPS Everywhere to replace the imgur-links with their https versions (they do work on their own). Moreover the extension has a ruleset specifically for that site. Isn't it correct and shouldn't that be enough?

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  • It's all good, though it's because they are "hard coded" as http unless specifically edited. You can still access them over https though :)
    – Zizouz212
    Feb 27, 2016 at 0:52
  • @Zizouz212: I think the extension should 'specifically edit' them. Does that mean that it edits but browser still shows (the false) alarm? And how do I verify that's indeed the case?
    – The_Keeper
    Feb 27, 2016 at 1:01
  • No, the link will point to http://i.stack.imgur.com/code, directly. There's been requests around meta for that though, I'm not sure where though.
    – Zizouz212
    Feb 27, 2016 at 1:02
  • @Zizouz212: I might be wrong, but seems to me I've never noticed those warning before. Strange.
    – The_Keeper
    Feb 27, 2016 at 1:04
  • @NathanTuggy: I still wonder if HTTPS Everywhere should handle those. FAQ suggests it should but I'm not sure.
    – The_Keeper
    Feb 27, 2016 at 4:10
  • @The_Keeper: I think it depends on the specific site configuration; the data might be buggy there. Otherwise, yes, from what I know it should be perfectly capable of rewriting request URLs before they're loaded. Feb 27, 2016 at 4:18
  • Pretty sure the question about HTTPS Everywhere working properly on imgur.com should be asked somewhere other than meta; Super User might work, or Information Security. It's certainly puzzling, though. Feb 27, 2016 at 19:59
  • @NathanTuggy: thank you very much for this suggestion!
    – The_Keeper
    Feb 28, 2016 at 0:54

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