Bug 43151 - [AndroidClientHandler] Doesn't support redirect to-from https/http
Summary: [AndroidClientHandler] Doesn't support redirect to-from https/http
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 6.1.0 (C7)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High major
Target Milestone: 7.0 (C8)
Assignee: Marek Habersack
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-07 02:02 UTC by Jérémie Laval
Modified: 2016-08-29 13:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jérémie Laval 2016-08-07 02:02:55 UTC
The default .NET HttpClientHandler supports redirect without caring about the scheme. The Java underlying HTTPUrlConnection used on Android by the native AndroidHttpClientHandler though document this aspect of redirection as not supported[0] and will result to a throwed exception with a 301 error code for instance.

Test url: http://thehubway.com/data/stations/bikeStations.xml

This 301 redirects successively to https://thehubway.com/data/stations/bikeStations.xml then http://www.thehubway.com/data/stations/bikeStations.xml then finally https://www.thehubway.com/data/stations/bikeStations.xml

[0]  https://developer.android.com/reference/java/net/HttpURLConnection.html
     "Response Handling" section, excerpt: "This implementation doesn't follow redirects from HTTPS to HTTP or vice versa."
Comment 1 Jérémie Laval 2016-08-07 02:06:32 UTC
Bumping priority as the native handler is now selected as the default one by MSBuild[0]

[0]  https://github.com/xamarin/xamarin-android/blob/master/src/Xamarin.Android.Build.Tasks/Tasks/BuildApk.cs#L325
Comment 2 Jonathan Pryor 2016-08-17 14:56:11 UTC
Fixed in monodroid/master/3dee6efa, monodroid/cycle8/870e7846, and: