Automatically attempt to make HTTPS connections



  • Some sites are already set up to use HSTS, but unfortunately not all. If a webpage is accessed over HTTP, make an attempt to see if it can be accessed over HTTPS and re-route. Similar to functionality offered by "HTTPS Everywhere" and other Secure Transport Enforcer extensions.



  • I like the idea. It only has a downside.
    A lot of sites has an https version which is totally borked.
    Many others simply works cool with https.
    Maybe an option somewhere on load which say "try https" and then "use always https here" would be better.
    Enforcing https, while useful, could cause headaches to unexperienced users.



  • @hadden89 This would not necessarily be an "enforcing" of https, more a background check to see if https is available, and use it if so.

    But absolutely, this should not be a default-on option.



  • @lonm said in Automatically attempt to make HTTPS connections:

    @hadden89 This would not necessarily be an "enforcing" of https, more a background check to see if https is available, and use it if so.

    And how would the user be able to use the "simple" http version if it reroutes automatically? Enter the http address - and it's rerouted again. Effectively it's forced...

    This needs some thought. On some web sites the contents differ for http and https.



  • @morg42 I guess it could be implemented as a site content permission. Much like the other there could be a global (on|off), and then individually on a per-site basis, rules could be added to override this.



  • Is this different than the HTTPS everywhere extension, or just looking to include it natively within the Vivaldi browser: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere



  • @a2forbes Similar to HTTPS everywhere, yes. But maybe with a more aggressive stance (if a user chooses to enable it) that looks for https availability even if no "rule" is present, as would be in the extension.



  • As a workaround I add sites that Vivaldi should automatically redirect to https to: vivaldi://net-internals/#hsts


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