Related with a post "connection-not-secure",
http images in
https contents is problematic in many cases.
Of course, as I mentioned there, there are many solutions like just block it, image proxy, filter/convert with white list.
But also I guess and understand that many of users who want to serve an own NodeBB forum in secure may not be familiar enough with technical things and feel difficulty for those solutions.
So I think,, If I provide a plugin for those solutions and an image proxy server by myself, is it helpful or useful for a community and members?
If I use CDNs and a small cheap VPS, I think it can cover some of registered NodeBB forums. We will see how much resource is needed.
( Many of image providers like Imgur may provide https, and own images are also same. I guess that it needs to manage just some exceptional cases )
Of course, my image proxy server will not give any SLA or guarantee but it's not so harmful and we can try to keep it by community effort ( I do not mean a donation )
This is just flashed idea in coffee break, so if there are plenty demands, I would try it ( without any promise ). At least I need one for my forum.
Now, here is an idea of options and procedure of a plugin ( which isn't exists yet )
- Own images of a forum, just convert
- With white list, just convert
https of images
- If an image url is not in white list
- just leave as it is even though a browser will complain
- convert image to link ( with or without messages )
- If an image proxy is set, use it.