gemini browsers

Nathan Galt mailinglists at ngalt.com
Tue Feb 16 05:21:32 GMT 2021



> On Feb 13, 2021, at 9:23 PM, Thomas Frohwein <tfrohwein at fastmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 05:10:05AM +0000, colecmac at protonmail.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> Section 5.4.2 of the Gemini spec states:
>> 
>>> clients MUST NOT automatically make any network connections as part of
>>> displaying links whose scheme corresponds to a network protocol
>> 
> 
> adding the rest of that paragraph:
> 
>> [...] (e.g. links beginning with gemini://, gopher://, https://, ftp:// , etc.).
> 
> This reads to me as though automatically displaying links _without_ a network
> protol (e.g. gemini://, gopher://, https://, etc.) would be okay. That sounds
> like it applies to relative links pointing to a resource on the same domain
> with the same protocol.
> 
>> [...]

This sounds like an implicit thumbs-up to data:image/png;base64,… URLs, for better or for worse.


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