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Bug 6599 - Feed Validator falsely reports SSL-URLs as non-URLs
Summary: Feed Validator falsely reports SSL-URLs as non-URLs
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-19 12:59 UTC by Markus Hansen
Modified: 2009-12-10 19:46 UTC (History)
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Screenshot of false error message (46.27 KB, image/png)
2009-02-19 12:59 UTC, Markus Hansen

Description Markus Hansen 2009-02-19 12:59:31 UTC
Created attachment 633 [details]
Screenshot of false error message

Using 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.
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2009-12-10 19:46:34 UTC
The "Validator" Bugzilla product is for the markup validator, there is no product for the feed validator in the W3C Bugzilla.

For feedback/bug report instructions for the feed validator, see its "Feedback: Can I tell you something?" documentation at