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Status: WontFix
Owner: ----
Closed: Feb 2018
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
Pri: 3
Type: Feature

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Issue 810884: Support FTP

Reported by, Feb 9 2018 Project Member

Issue description

Currently chrome iOS does not support FTP, instead redirecting urls to search.

I'm not sure we want to support it, given that it's an incredibly insecure protocol, and probably pretty clunky to download things on mobile, but some users want it. 

We should make a decision.

Comment 1 by, Feb 9 2018

Components: Mobile>WebView>Glue
Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Status: Assigned (was: Untriaged)
I will take a look why this does not work in Chrome for iOS.

Comment 2 by, Feb 9 2018

Should not be hard to enable the feature:

cbentzel@, palmer@, do you see any issues with enabling FTP for iOS (assuming that iOS Download Manager works fine for this protocol)?

Comment 3 by, Feb 10 2018

We've had some discussions about deprecating support for FTP altogether.
Possibly a good time to re-evaluate.

Comment 4 by, Feb 12 2018

I strongly believe we should deprecate FTP altogether. We should not re-add it to a place that blessedly does not have it. :)

I think elawrence knows the right UMA histograms to track FTP usage for downloads? For MainFrameScheme, we could get rid of FTP today.

Comment 5 by, Feb 13 2018


Comment 6 by, Feb 13 2018

Owner: ----
Status: Available (was: Assigned)
Sounds like that we don't have much support in favor of adding FPT to iOS.

Comment 7 by, Feb 13 2018

Should we just close this right now as wontfix?

Comment 8 by, Feb 13 2018

I vote yes. :)

Comment 9 by, Feb 13 2018

Status: WontFix (was: Available)
Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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