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Browsers and .onion names

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:29:30 +1100
Message-Id: <ED17EFEC-1663-42F8-BB5D-3CF8215F9BF7@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Now that we have RFC7686, there's a new requirement applicable to HTTP clients:

Applications (including proxies) that implement the Tor protocol MUST recognize .onion names as special by either accessing them directly or using a proxy (e.g., SOCKS [RFC1928]) to do so.  Applications that do not implement the Tor protocol SHOULD generate an error upon the use of .onion and SHOULD NOT perform a DNS lookup.

Is anyone aware of a browser that does this or plans to do so? 

I've raise an issue for 7230bis:

Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 26 November 2015 05:29:59 UTC

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