[tor-dev] UX improvement proposal: Onion auto-redirects using Alt-Svc HTTP header

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Fri Sep 21 10:44:00 UTC 2018

George Kadianakis:
> Georg Koppen <gk at torproject.org> writes:
>> [ text/plain ]
>> George Kadianakis:
>>> As discussed in this mailing list and in IRC, I'm posting a subsequent
>>> version of this proposal. Basic improvements:
>>> - Uses a new custom HTTP header, instead of Alt-Svc or Location.
>>> - Does not do auto-redirect; it instead suggests the onion based on
>>>   antonella's mockup: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/attachment/ticket/21952/21952.png
>> I don't see that or any particular idea of informing the user in the
>> proposal itself, though. I think more about those browser side plans
>> should be specified in it (probably in section 2). Right now you are
>> quite specific about the redirection part and its pro and cons but
>> rather vague on the actual UX improvements (having the header is just
>> half of what you need).
> Hello,
> pushed another commit to the onion-location branch in my repo for
> addressing the concerns in GeKo's email:
>            https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/asn/torspec.git/commit/?h=onion-location&id=14fc750e3afcd759f4235ab955535a07eed24286

FYI: the proposal is now the first Tor Browser proposal:


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