[tor-dev] Special handling of .onion domains in Chrome/Firefox (post-IETF-standarization)

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Fri Nov 27 07:55:22 UTC 2015

George Kadianakis:
> Hello,
> as you might know, the IETF recently decided to formally recognize .onion names
> as special-use domain names [0].
> This means that normal browsers like Chrome and Firefox can now handle onion
> domains in a special manner since they know that they only correspond to Tor.
> How would we like those browsers to treat onions?

mnot has some ideas: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1228457
And I guess it is quite probable that commenting on that bug could shape
how that feature will be implemented in Firefox. (bonus points for a
patch ;) )


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