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Re: master 118e05f570 2/2: New user option browse-url-guess-default-sche

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: master 118e05f570 2/2: New user option browse-url-guess-default-scheme
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 11:15:40 -0700

Bob Rogers <rogers@rgrjr.com> writes:

> I mean that if given just a domain, or even a partial domain, browsers
> have gotten to be pretty smart about guessing which schemes to try,
> e.g. preferring HTTPS over HTTP, and whether to prefix "www." or "ftp.",
> etc.  Better if emacs doesn't try to duplicate that.

Indeed.  It would be nice to have built-in support for something like
HTTPS Everywhere in EWW.  Until we have that, I guess there is still
some need for this new option (at least in my own use).

>    On the other hand, anyone thinks there are security problems with
> guessing at this point, perhaps it is better not to do anything with
> partial URLs, and leave it up to the user.

Yes, well this only provides a way to customize the default for
`browse-url' et al.  So it gives the user more choice than before (which
doesn't mean that we can't do even better, of course).

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