incrediBILL - 12:54 am on Jun 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I don't know, we just said the same thing.
I think it's shared annoyance at Google screwing things up that bears repeating. :)
What's a more important topic is actually stopping SEs from crawling the site via HTTPS which is easily solved by blocking all crawlers from accessing VIEW CART and beyond. All checkout pages should be physically blocked which stops the crawlers from finding the HTTPS server in the first place.
What typically happens with sites that mix HTTP/HTTPS is that they have to make links back to the HTTP server and typically do silly things like using the same site template on both servers and then the whole site gets indexed in HTTPS.
Heck, it even happened to one of my sites by accident and that can make a big old mess.
HTTPS servers need to be handled with care as they can cause a lot of trouble once the SE gets access if the HTTP/HTTPS area overlaps and aren't completely different pages/content.
Had to help more than a few unravel a cross-crawled HTTP/HTTPS site. Yuk.