[tbb-bugs] #20585 [Applications/Tor Browser]: HTTPS Everywhere is not working in Tor Browser nightly

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#20585: HTTPS Everywhere is not working in Tor Browser nightly
 Reporter:  boklm                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by legind):

 At a high level, it's important to know that the rulesets are bundled with
 the extension itself and not downloaded in some out-of-band manner.  If
 option 3 is used, will the regular extension update mechanism still be
 operational?  I think the priority should be keeping rulesets up to date
 within Tor Browser, especially since there can be long stretches of time
 betweeen TB releases.  Ideally, HTTPS Everywhere has a new release every
 two weeks to a month.  So we should avoid any of the above options which
 preclude the possibility of regular updates.  Option 2 seems like the
 least-friction option with regards to this concern, but maybe I'm missing

 A high priority for us is to move ruleset download and validation towards
 an out-of-band mechanism that can be implemented within the extension
 itself.  When this transition is complete, there should be no barriers to
 stapling HTTPS Everywhere versions to the TB.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20585#comment:5>
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