Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4818 closed defect (wontfix)

Help site redirects to https, which isn't compatible with Google translate

Reported by: SomeoneElse Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: admin Version:
Keywords: Cc: SomeoneElse

Description

Most help site questions are in English, but many OSM users don't have English as a first language or don't have any knowledge of English at all.

Machine translation services such as translate.google.com ought to be able to bridge the gap, but unfortunately that doesn't work with https sites. The text of pages can be cut and pasted, but that's cumbersome.

The error that occurs is something like this: Sorry, this URL is invalid

http://help.openstreetmap.org:443/questions/1792/exporting-a-relatively-large-map

See here: https://ubuntuincident.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/patch-to-google-translate-https-pages/

for an (old) summary of the problem and links to Google's comments on it.

Would it be possible for the help site to NOT redirect from https to http? If so, it would be much more helpful to non-English-speaking OSMers.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Not really, no. The redirection is done for a reason, to protect people's login credentials. I'm almost certain that if you search these tickets you'll find one or more asking for exactly the opposite of what you are asking for, in other words that we do redirect to https.

I don't see any reason why https should stop Google Translate working anyway - if it does then that sounds an arbitrary limitation imposed by Google.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Component: websiteadmin
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