Chrome specific issue

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29 Jun, 2015 07:49 PM

Lately we've been experiencing some issues when viewing our site on Chrome. Some of our Javascript elements and videos don't appear on the page because it believes they are unsafe scripts. They will work if I select the shield icon in the URL bar and select Load Unsafe Scripts but this seems to happen WAY more often now than in the past. Has Chrome updated its browser so links are required to be HTTPS rather than HTTP? The Unsafe Scripts issue disappears when I make that switch on a page but I don't want to have to go through every single page and find these issues.

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 29 Jun, 2015 07:58 PM

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    Hi Matthew,

    Correct, this is a security measure put in place by Chrome itself to ensure the user is not unknowingly loading in-secure content on a secure page. Your best option, other than using the shield to allow the content, is to change these links to scheme-relative inks (ie //) so the content loads over both https:// and http:// depending on the protocol of the page requesting the file.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. 2 Posted by matthew.wren on 29 Jun, 2015 08:10 PM

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    I'll keep that in mind moving forward. I'm assuming there really isn't a way to bypass this now and I'll just have to correct this issues as we find them? Most often it's been a youtube video or a site specific JS plugin.

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 29 Jun, 2015 08:14 PM

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    That is correct, Matthew, from my understanding this change is across the board for Chrome and I think allow the resource to load using the shield is just for that session and resets after the app is restarted.

    As you mentioned, the best route to go would be to make sure the links are scheme-relative so the resources are served over both protocols going forward

    I'm going to go ahead and close this discussion, please feel free to comment or reply to re-open if you have any additional questions.

    Have a great day!

  4. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 29 Jun, 2015 08:14 PM.

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