TeX Live future access in danger

Taylor, P P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Sat Apr 13 09:09:19 CEST 2019

George N. White III wrote:

Existing links in documents on the server will still have HTTP URL's, so
in practice, CTAN sites have to provide HTTP for the foreseeable

I would suggest that all such links should have the protocol/scheme removed; rather than specifying (e.g.,) http://ctan.<whatever>/ or https://ctan.<whatever>/, they should simply specify //ctan.<whatever>/; if served over HTTP, the resulting (implied) protocol will be HTTP; if served over HTTPS, the resulting (implied) protocol will be HTTPS.  We use schemeless URLs as standard on the hotel web site.

Cf. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-4.2

Philip Taylor
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