[wp-hackers] Protocol Relative URLs and wp_register_script()

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Mar 3 16:55:44 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 7:54 AM, Mike Walsh <mpwalsh8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Over the weekend I received a patch for one of my plugins which changes how
> I load a jQuery script from the Microsoft CDN.  The change removes the
> "http:" from the URL leaving the remainder, including of the URL including
> the "//".  The purpose of this change is to avoid mixcontent warnings when
> serving the site over https.
> I was a bit leery of making the change as submitted but did some reading
> and found this article:
> http://www.paulirish.com/2010/the-protocol-relative-url/
> Is there a better way to support this within WordPress or is this solution
> generally accepted as the right way to do it?

Using protocol-relative URLs is a good idea. I've been changing lots
of things to do it that way.


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