Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#26656 needs_information enhancement

Revive HTTPS Everywhere's SSL Observatory in WebExtension?

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: legind
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Component: HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Version:
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In Firefox 62 extensions can now get details about a TLS channel and certificates with the webRequest API

Does that mean it's now possible to revive HTTPS Everywhere's SSL Observatory in WebExtension (for Firefox at least)?

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Status: newneeds_information

Opened a ticket on Github as well for this:

Last edited 2 years ago by cypherpunks (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by legind

It seems that Firefox has decided to go with entirely their own API for TLS introspection instead of adopting the one we are working with Chromium devs on developing, and is slowly being implemented in Chrome.

I'd like to make sure the API we pick will be standardized in all the browsers we support. This divergence is a little troublesome for our own implementation needs, and I'd like to not develop two separate code paths for Firefox and Chrome. I think it's worth waiting until the browsers figure this out.

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