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Site Suggestions - Replace the flash copy button, and automatically redirect all requests to HTTPS

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by caffeinewriter, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. caffeinewriter

    caffeinewriter New User

    Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, but I couldn't find a better alternative.

    The current "Copy Info" button uses flash to copy the information to the clipboard. However, flash is up against the end of its life, and Chrome is planning on removing it entirely by 2020, and Microsoft is planning on disabling, and subsequently removing flash support over the course of 2019-2020. It's also already disabled by default for most major browsers. One possible alternative is Clipboard.js, which doesn't use flash, and allows you to fall back to selecting the text and telling the user to press Ctrl+C to copy when the button is clicked.

    In addition, HTTPS support is near ubiquitous now, and more and more browsers are moving away from showing that a site is secure if it defaults to HTTPS, and more towards showing that it is not secure if it doesn't. While the forums do automatically redirect all requests to HTTPS, the main site does not.


    I understand these aren't small changes, but they'll improve site security, and make it more future proof.