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Re: Torbutton 1.3.0-alpha: Community Edition!

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

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?

   ---> Drake Wilson
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