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Re: HTTPS Everywhere Firefox addon

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 08:09:22AM -0400, Stephen Carpenter wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:47 AM,  <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 07:34:01PM -0700, mikeperry@xxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.7K bytes in 51 lines about:
> > : The eventual idea is to allow an Adblock Plus style model, where users
> > : can submit and exchange rule files and eventually create subscriptions
> > : for the sites they use that partially support SSL.
> >
> > Perhaps this is a dumb question, why not try the https:// version of
> > every http site the user requests?  If it works, reload to the https
> > url.
> That sounds great about 90% of the time. However, think of someone who
> is troubleshooting something or is dealing with a site
> that has https and http content that are not the same, but may share
> the same URLs (or URLs that at least don't error).
> Doing it by site according to rules makes a lot of sense, that way I
> just can leave out rules for any special sites, or sites that I might
> personally be working on and need to be able to use both ways (testing
> to be sure it works for the masses)

But you could set this as a default for most people most of the time
with an option to disable it and use site-specific rules for those
who need that.

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