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Everybody who's used the Internet for more than two days knows that many 404 pages have the URL inside the html (Apache default 404 comes to my mind), so I suppose this was made by someone who simply didn't give a fuck.

Which is kinda big deal if you're generating SSL certs...

1. It sounds like this was originally implemented correctly, and a code change caused the check for status 200 to stop working. (See the first message, sentence starting "A configuration change to the library")

2. There are a number of "404" pages that are sent with HTTP status 200 and also echo the URL inside the HTML. See https://cabforum.org/pipermail/public/2016-April/007506.html , which Patrick Figel linked to in the thread.

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