Translator Bookmarklet not working on secure pages (https / ssl) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using the translator bookmarklet as of here: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/bookmarklet

    How can I translate pages on https? It seems the bookmarklet is loading a javascript from a http only url which is not allowed on secure pages. Could you make sure this works? Is there a workaround?

    Friday, March 27, 2015 9:17 AM


All replies

  • Sorry, the bookmarklet does not support https for now.


    Microsoft Translator team - www.microsoft.com/Translator

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:12 AM
  • Thanks for the clarification. Quite a shame though - that makes it useless in so many situations...

    But basically we're only talking about configuring the host with a certificate what can be done in a few hours or even minutes. Isn't there anything like that planned? Can I file a request somewhere?

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:23 AM
  • It's remarkable that Microsoft Translator in 2016 still doesn't support secure HTTPS websites, for no good reason. Since years ago almost all web sites I use serve HTTPS only, so by now Microsoft Translator is entirely obsolete and almost always useless.

    When is this expected to be fixed? For now, you just get the message "Translation of secure pages is not supported. Would you like to continue to the page without translation?"

    Re the web's transition to HTTPS, this has been accelearated by post-Snowden eavesdropping awareness, Google's announcement to prioritize HTTPS sites in search results (googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html) and the US federal government's endorsement of HTTPS everywhere (https.cio.gov/everything) despite that it has sometimes been seen as anti-encryption.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:52 AM
  • We will review this and thank you for the suggestion.

    Microsoft Translator team - www.microsoft.com/Translator

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:42 PM