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

From: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:55:58 +0100

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 08:20:00PM +0100, Markus Teich wrote:
> 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.
> Heyho,
> 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.
> --Markus

It is disabled in a higher security mode. There are also other reasons to not
use SVG. I've discussed it on IRC and we now provide a bigger resolution logo
so the zooming is still fine (which was a concern of FRIGN).

Let's not waste any more time on such a small thing.

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Nov 21 2017 - 21:55:58 CET

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