"How it works" says domain validation using HTTPS

I just noticed that the Domain Validation chapter on https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/ keeps talking about https://example.com, when the correct would be to use http://example.com (not HTTPS).

Is the use of https instead of http in this chapter intentional?

I can see that you are talking about the site “https://example.com” in a more broader term, but in my opinion the first figure (https://letsencrypt.org/images/howitworks_challenge.png) is totally wrong, as long as the challenge must be served by HTTP (as specified in the ACME draft).


In my opinion, you’re right.

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