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Re: HTTPS Everywhere Firefox addon

     On Fri, 28 May 2010 15:19:25 +0300 What you get is Not what you see
<wyginwys@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Stephen Carpenter <thecarp@xxxxxxxxx> wrot=
>> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:47 AM, =A0<andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 07:34:01PM -0700, mikeperry@xxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.7=
>K 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? =A0If 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)
>> -Steve
>There may be an option to  force https for each site requested.Or
>there may be an add  site feature.

     What seems to be missing from this discussion is the fact that NoScript
already supports forcing HTTPS on a site-by-site or pattern basis.  You
should be using NoScript already if you use Firefox, so just tell it what
to do.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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