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Questions about how StackExchange handles the HTTP protocol. On topic are questions about HTTP headers, differences between POST and GET requests and HTTP error codes. Please do not use this tag for questions about security, use the HTTPS tag for that.

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Stack Exchange sites should set an HTTP cache expiry on their favicon.ico logos

Occasionally I'd receive mysterious HTTP/1.1 429 Too many requests responses from Stack Exchange, despite having made relatively few requests. I've now discovered the cause. I have a web page ...
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Question title isn’t obtained from the http link

In the post preview both the http and https links are looked same: At the same time the normal view contains a raw link instead of the question title for http version: Both links are ...
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Stack Exchange and HTTP OPTIONS request

Stack Exchange, et al, does not support an OPTIONS request: $ curl -i -X OPTIONS HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Location: https://stackexchange....
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Non-HTTPS images are still served in some cases

Regarding the announcement from last March, Roadmap to HTTPS: serving and uploading HTTPS-images only, has there been a recent change to this policy? Non-HTTPS images are being displayed on some posts....
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Why hadn't SE had HTTPS for a long time?

I'm novice in security, but after reading the post Network-wide HTTPS: It's time I'm confused. As in the answer of Better HTTPS support for Stack Exchange sites, having an SSL certificate is not ...
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Why are all "" sites HTTP-only? [duplicate]

Why are all sites HTTP-only? For example, supports HTTPS, but its meta site does not support ...
Aaron Franke's user avatar
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"Your connection to this site is not private"

I'm using Chrome and since a few days/weeks ago I started to see this. Why is that?
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HTTP 302 from /users?tab=moderators

While doing some data analysis I put together an application to pull the list of moderators for a site from /users?tab=moderators (example). When I attempt to grab this page, either through my ...
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Keep getting a HTTP 504 from SO when running fiddler

Is anyone else experiencing this or is it a bug with fiddler? Only seems to of started happening since I upgraded to the latest version of fiddler (v4.4.6.1). It will work fine sometimes but then ...
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How can I promote a self-written tool on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Over the last months, I was working on several API backends and I couldn't find a simple tool to quickly create API requests and view the results. (Other than writing blocks of javascript or long curl ...
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Stack Overflow returning HTTP error code 418 (I'm a teapot)?

First a little background: I recently wrote a reverse proxy which I have found to work wonderfully so far, and being an avid Stack Overflow user, I thought I would try it out there. I was ...
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How many HTTP requests can I send to Stack Overflow?

I'm doing some research work on Stack Overflow and I need to analyze some HTML pages from this site. So I need to do some HTTP requests. How many requests can I do during one minute or during one ...
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Question on Stackoverflow URL format

A tradition SO URL use format something like this: My understanding when there is same title, a URL is ...
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"edit queue is full" page returns 200 OK, and is not HTML

I got an error message on the site: "Our edit queue is full, try again in a few minutes", but that was the entire text of the page. Even though the Content-Type header I received was "text/html; ...
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Browsers download the pages instead of displaying them [closed]

As you can see above chrome downloads the pages instead of displaying them (in ~1:5 ratio). This happens on Firefox too. It's not my network problem because this doesn't happen with any other sites. ...
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All sites issue '400 bad hostname' if FQDN with trailing dot is present in HTTP request

See topic. This behaviour appears to be common across all sites. Tested on: Curl output (with headers only) below. Test ...
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How are the "New Answer" notifications implemented in

Somebody knows if the "There are new answers" notifications appearing at the top of the page while answering a question are retrieved using periodic polling or making use of some kind of comet/long-...
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Complete exasperation with sending POST requests to StackOverflow

I am trying to send a POST request to Meta using my account... but it's just not working very well. Using netcat, I was able to post one comment, but I have had no luck getting it to work with a PHP ...
uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN's user avatar
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secure site access [duplicate]

Why can't I access SO and others through https? I believe it should have a https interface.
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Making the Flair API more usable for further processing

I want to build a little php script to process my flair requested as json, to get a nice image to use on boards and such. For the sake of the server, I want to cache it. The best way of doing this ...
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