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Stack Exchange and HTTP OPTIONS request

Stack Exchange, et al, does not support an OPTIONS request: $ curl -i -X OPTIONS stackexchange.com HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Location: https://...
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Are non-HTTPS-images now being served?

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 now being displayed. For ...
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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 “meta.sitenamehere.stackexchange.com” sites HTTP-only? [duplicate]

Why are all meta.sitenamehere.stackexchange.com sites HTTP-only? For example, https://unix.stackexchange.com/ supports HTTPS, but its meta site https://unix.meta.stackexchange.com/ does not support ...
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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: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123/foobar My understanding when there is same title, a URL is http://stackoverflow.com/questions/234/foobar ...
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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: stackoverflow.com serverfault.com superuser.com programmers.stackexchange.com Curl output (with headers only) below. Test ...
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How are the “New Answer” notifications implemented in stackoverflow.com?

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 ...
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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 ...