Re: [hackers] [swerc] use png logo again || Hiltjo Posthuma

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:20:00 +0100

Laslo Hunhold wrote:
> I understand the reasons for the switch, most prominently the security
> implications for people visiting with the Tor-browser
> (because SVGs can contain embedded javascript).
> Quality-wise though, it sadly is a step down and we should definitely
> look for a better solution. See attached images for a comparison at a
> higher zooming level. The artifacts seen are due to the biquadratic
> scaling algorithm applied to the png on higher scaling levels.
> I like to optimize for the 99% and when people are truly concerned
> about security (using Tor), they should disable JavaScript altogether.
> Thus, keeping the svg would be my personal preference weighing the pros
> and cons.
> This is my personal opinion though and I'd love to hear what the others
> have to say about this.


I thought the Tor Browser has js enabled deliberately to hide in the mass of
other users. Basically not having js enabled is a red flag for "this person
might be interesting". Did they change that policy?

I'd prefer svg as well.

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