TeX Live future access in danger
P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Sat Apr 13 11:27:44 CEST 2019
Markus Kohm wrote:
Links are no problem.
This was true for all users until the recent ZDnet announcement<https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-chrome-engineers-want-to-block-some-http-file-downloads/> (with extraordinarily pointless and annoying soundtrack) in re Chrome : "Google wants to prevent some file types from being downloaded via HTTP when the website domain shows HTTPS".
audio or videos which are shown on the page. So real https-pages are not
allowed load http without extra user action.
If at all. But that is an unrelated issue.
But links that need a click-
action by the user are not a problem.
Until now, and even now, only for Chrome users. But there are other far important reasons<https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/> to eschew Chrome, even leaving aside its provenance (from a company with a track record of arbitrarily terminating support<http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html#links> for products such as Picasa and Picasaweb on which millions have come to depend).
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