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Re: Torbutton 1.3.0-alpha: Community Edition!

Drake Wilson wrote:

> Quoth Mike Perry <mikeperry@xxxxxxxxxx>, on 2010-09-30 15:57:48 -0700:
> > This release features "tor://" and "tors://" urls that will
> > automatically enable Tor before loading the corresponding http or
> > https url.
> Ick.  This sort of layer-mixing is the sort that forces people to use
> a certain protocol for no actual reason.  (Cf. the "feed" schema,
> which similarly forces HTTP with a certain interpretation, last I
> recall.)  Tor doesn't just work with HTTP, and URIs don't only refer
> to HTTP resources, even if HTTP is one of the most popular protocols
> in use today and possibly the only one many non-technical people would
> recognize.
> Is there a reason not to use something like tor+http and tor+https for
> the schema, thus opening up the space for (as a facetious example)
> tor+nntp or analogous usages later?

I really like the idea of "tor+http" or "tor+https" over tor/tors
just like the way I hate the way Google Chrome has dropped "http://";
from their URL bar.

Erik de Castro Lopo
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