I agree, disable the alert. It conditions you to click "OK" too much. They're pretty much useless and incredibly annoying to use on the dynamic, public Internet. I'm sure it's probably useful in "controlled" environments like company intranets though, where not much ever changes.

I have the alert for mixed content enabled though. Tells you if an HTTPS site contains non-HTTPS data on it. Usually images or other resources from external sites. That particular alert is definitely worth keeping enabled.

Using the colored address bar as a signal is OK for the most part, except you won't know if a submission form on an otherwise SSL wrapped page is actually submitted over SSL. Lots of servers will still send the form data over HTTP.

There was a Firefox extension a few years back (probably more of them now) that would show you the URL in your statusbar and stuff for buttons/forms by hovering your mouse over them, as if they were normal Hyperlinks. Don't use it myself (or even recall the name!) but, it might be something you could consider investigating further if it's a concern of yours.

posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 10 months ago Link

Is there no http-only DDG option now?  I used to be able to use the "lite" version with Dillo browser but now it redirests to https...
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
There is an HTTPS off option you can use via URL parameters that shouldn't force the redirect --

Does Dillo not support https? We could also exempt certain user agents via regex in nginx to that https redirect.
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 11 months ago Link
I was playing around with old Mosaic (Fedora provides a package) and was trying to get to an http version of (I tried,,, etc) I also tried using the params ?https=-1 to no avail. Would the user agent for mosaic be able to be exempted as well? Or is there a specific URL I can type in that will not be upgraded to https? Otherwise, your search engine is great! Keep up your great work! :-)
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