|brent timothy saner on 20 Sep 2017 20:30:54 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] OT: iTerm2 Leaks Everything You Hover in Your Terminal via DNS Requests|
On 09/20/2017 10:47 PM, PaulNM wrote: > > To be fair it wasn't about determining valid urls, but whether or not > there was a responding site at said url. +1; this is something that can EASILY be done: - without taking the time for a dns query (slow connection or resolvers? gl;hf) - without the LEAKING. by simply using a regex for a URI. heck, being that it's (mostly) in objC, tada: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7016957/checking-if-a-string-is-a-url-objective-c totally offline parsing, no dependencies on external speed or connection. (i believe this is how e.g. gnome-terminal handles in-terminal link rendering, which is why you can even do things like clicking on > That said, I agree the whole concept was idiotic. Requiring an internet > connection to highlight urls is silly. Doing parsing in real time > instead of once while the file/text/whatever is loaded/typed is even > dumber. You don't want to waste the user's time by making it look like > the link may be working, so instead you make them have to move the mouse > all over the place before you check things? yeah, this is also silly.
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