TYPO3 ships with a CKEditor plugin called "autolinking", which
automatically converts typed text within a RTE to an external URL.
www.typo3.org this is automatically converted to
an absolute external link, which previously used
Nowadays, over 90% of the web is served via the https protocol
and secure connections via SSL/TLS, where it is safe to
use secure-by-default links.
When not specifically using a schema as prefix for an autolinking
URL, CKEditor now uses
https instead of
http as schema by default.
When typing a URL like www.typo3.org in the RTE and the autolinking
plugin is activated, the default schema used is now
http for any new links.
However, it is - as before - fully possible to manually change a
link to use the
http:// schema instead.