[typo] New URL generation code cannot preserve port or protocol?

Andrew Hodgkinson ahodgkin at rowing.org.uk
Tue Apr 3 19:38:13 EDT 2007

I recently discovered the all-new Typo site. Great stuff! Even better, 
Typo 4.1 is out and works on Rails 1.2. My host uses this, so I've just 
upgraded to Typo 4.1 from a Rails-frozen 4.0.0. Despite having to reapply 
various integration related patches and tweaks from the older version, 
the process was really painless and the upgrade has more or less gone 
without a hitch - except for one rather large speed bump.

The problem lies with Typo 4.1's new URL code. While having no reference 
to a Controller makes things cleaner internally, it seems there is no way 
to know anything about the request parameters - specifically, whether or 
not an unusual port number or HTTPS were used.

On my site, HTTPS fetches are needed because Typo is integrated with a 
single sign-on engine that requires them. Over plain HTTP, users always 
appear to be logged out. Unfortunately, most URLs generated by Typo 4.1 
seems to be a fully specified link including host and protocol, assuming 
HTTP and stripping out the port number. Having a port number is useful to 
me for various reasons, but its loss is not a disaster; OTOH, having the 
site lose track of HTTPS is a show-stopper because that breaks the site 
fundamentally for normal users.

Is there a swift way to get Typo to preserve protocol and port? I would 
in the first instance suggest that Typo should only ever generate 
relative URLs anyway, thus sidestepping the issue, but of course it needs 
to construct fully specified URLs for RSS feeds and there's (probably) no 
point having two different URL generation paths.

TIA for all advice.

TTFN, Andrew Hodgkinson
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