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FWIW, non-JS is still a vector. For example, img tags can stomp on cookies. Yes, serving static media over SSL is diminishing returns, and it would suck for mid-stream proxies (and every ISP will hurt from it). But don't argue that it doesn't matter from a security perspective.



When done correctly, it should at least avoid this sort of cookie stealing scenario, though - HTTPS-only cookies won't leak into HTTP requests for non-active content, though malicious Set-Cookie: injection into the HTTP responses can obviously log the user out, etc. and may even reveal unwanted info if the HTTPS server doesn't handle the situation gracefully.




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