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Re: Browsers and .onion names

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:33:07 +0100
To: Cory Benfield <cory@lukasa.co.uk>
Cc: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20151128223307.GA5463@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 04:59:02PM +0000, Cory Benfield wrote:
> 
> > On 28 Nov 2015, at 11:56, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net> wrote:
> > We solve a real problem with RFC7686 and browsers, as well
> > as other software, have a duty of care to implement the solution.
> 
> The browsers part makes sense to me, it really does, and I (and maybe Willy)
> would not have objected in the slightest if this was brought up as a
> suggestion instead of what felt like a mandate. I don???t object to browsers
> refusing to process .onion domains, that makes perfect sense. I care much
> more about claiming that the requirement extends to anything that processes
> domain names (your ???other software", even if that application makes no
> claim to support Tor or actively claims it does not.
(...)

I confirm that it was my point as well. Thanks Cory for making it
clearer than I did :-)

Willy
Received on Saturday, 28 November 2015 22:33:36 UTC

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