Protocol Relative Theme Assets
Consider the following examples:
Protocol Relative CSS URL
<link href="//example.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/style.css" />
More appropriately called a "network-path reference" or "scheme-relative path", a protocol-relative URL helps to avoid common scenarios such as:
- Broken SSL padlock icon in browser's address bar when showing mixed HTTP/HTTPS content
- Error message in Internet Explorer saying, "This Page Contains Both Secure and Non-Secure Items"
- Serving HTTP assets when viewing HTTPS pages
The idea of using protocol-relative URLs was popularized by Paul Irish and has become common as sites switch between serving HTTP and HTTPS assets.
This plugin will standardize all properly enqueued theme files to use protocol-relative paths, even those added from third-party plugins.
Version 1.0 (20 May 2014)
- Initial release