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[Bug 6599] New: Feed Validator falsely reports SSL-URLs as non-URLs

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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:59:31 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6599-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Feed Validator falsely reports SSL-URLs as non-URLs
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: All
               URL: http://validator.w3.org/feed/
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: markus@datenschutzzentrum.de
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Created an attachment (id=633)
 --> (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/attachment.cgi?id=633)
Screenshot of false error message

Using http://validator.w3.org/feed/ to validate a feed from an SSL-protected
site containing httpS://-links results into a false error message: 

This feed does not validate.
line n, column m: url must be a full URL: https://[...]  (x occurences)
(c.f. attachment)

If we use all http://-links within the feed (will get rewritten to https:// by
apache), the feed will validate, but still remark that "Self reference doesn't
match document location". 

Anyhow, the use of http compromises our users' privacy, as someone in the
middle can monitor GET-Requests even if they then get rewritten to https, which
we would like to prevent.

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