So and google chrome are no longer supporting the protocol.
What do you win by that? Is the gnome way of leaving every button, anything you think is just used by a minority doomed?
Firefox now suggests chrome to open ftp links, which also stripped ftp.

@globalc Less code, less bugs, more security I suppose. It was about time to drop #ftp support in my opinion.

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@ilyess I assumed it was there for many years and not frequently reimplemented, i.e. when other rendering engines or such would require it. It's also much simpler than http.
I also look at boringssl etc. as nice and slim reimplementations of openssl which is meant to cover also archs and corner cases rarely used.. but for ftp/firefox it did not feel worth the trade off. Have not looked at the implementation code wise though.

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@globalc makes sense. I haven’t looked at their implementation either, I just assumed that the portion of users using ftp on firefox or chrome was so slim that it didn’t make sense for either browser to keep maintaining it.

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