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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2017-03-17 02:41 pm


Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...
frith: Violet unicorn cartoon pony with a blue mane (FIM Twilight read)

HTTPS Related!

[personal profile] frith 2017-03-21 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
[personal profile] tornir gave me a heads-up on this last week, but for Flickr and a Ponycountdown widget. Long story short, I reuse old embedded images for events, such as the February 6 Harmony Day. The old image is sourced from a http URL, so it gets cached as an https p.dreamwidth URL. That works out fine for the Flickr images, but not the Ponycountdown widget in the community sticky. The widget was also using http urls. I didn't see the difference because I don't require my browser to use https, but for [personal profile] tornir, the countdown was not counting down.

The solution: swap in https in the html for the widget at both instances where http was being used for an URL.

Now the widget works for everypony. 8^)
frith: Violet unicorn cartoon pony with a blue mane (FIM Twilight friendly)

Re: HTTPS Related!

[personal profile] frith 2017-03-21 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
You're welcome. ^_^