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Re: HTTPS Everywhere Firefox addon

     On Fri, 28 May 2010 12:55:19 -0700 Seth David Schoen <schoen@xxxxxxx>
>Scott Bennett writes:
>>      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.
>There's one piece of additional functionality that was added in
>HTTPS Everywhere that can be important for these sites.  Although
>NoScript lets you use regular expressions to choose which URLs
>within a site get converted to HTTPS, NoScript doesn't let you
>rewrite _the URL itself_, which HTTPS Everywhere does (also
>using regular expression substitutions).  For example, the
>current alpha version of HTTPS Everywhere correctly handles
>Wikipedia rewrites like
> --> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Security
> --> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/wiki/Sicherheit
> --> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/pt/wiki/Segurança
     That is a nice feature!
     Two questions now occur to me.  Will this add-on become available
from the Mozilla web site?  And are there any interaction problems
between HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript?

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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