These days, many sites automatically redirect http requests to https.

This would seem like a good thing.

However, there are still some, most notably http://nginx.org/ and http://www.apache.org/, that do not redirect to https.

These people write server software, so I guess they must know what they are doing. This makes me wonder:

Is there a compelling reason for these sites not to redirect to https automatically?

  • both http://nginx.org and http://www.apache.org return 307 Internal Redirect for me and then reroute me to https. I'm using Brave browser. Mar 29, 2021 at 9:50
  • @Moses: Strange. I'm not seeing any redirects in the Firefox network console. Just the 200 OK.
    – djvg
    Mar 29, 2021 at 10:06
  • There could be a variety of reasons. Who's to say? Could try contacting them and see what answers they provide.
    – tilleyc
    Mar 29, 2021 at 19:00


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