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 A step to the future of interactive websites
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:50 on 8 October 2014.
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Today I announce the introduction of Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) on Vintage Radio & Television. As of today all members will be able to sign in at the URL: https://vintage-radio.com.au/.

It is important to note that there will still be pages with non-secure content, such as some of the site's redirection scripts (the scripts that take you from one page to another without you clicking on anything) and some images. When this occurs these non-secure portions of the site cause your web browser's padlock icon to hide. This is quite normal for SSL-enabled sites that still permit non-secure connections. With this your browser may occasionally give you a question similar to "Do you want to display secure and non-secured items?" Just click yes to this.

When you are viewing a page that is secure you will see a padlock icon in your browser's address bar similar to the image below:-

SSL Padlock Icon

This sample is for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer and Safari show the padlock icon at the right end of the address bar. Other browsers have the padlock icon at the left end of the address bar. Older browsers have the padlock icon in the status bar down the bottom.

In 2015 the site will go into a mandatory HTTPS mode and when landing at the standard HTTP address you will be redirected to the HTTPS one. When this happens the whole site will be secure, including all content. One exception for this will be externally hosted content that is embedded here, including some images and Gravatar-hosted avatars.

This isn't the first vintage radio forum site to offer encryption however we certainly are one of the first. All interactive websites are being asked by the major search engines to adopt this action and will eventually be given some preference in search rankings for doing so.

So this is the future.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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