Tor web docs
During the meeting in CDMX some of us chatted about the possibility to build and maintain a sort of Tor web docs (like the mozilla web docs ).
The idea is to collect all the techniques we use to make websites tor-browser and privacy friendly in a single place. We could also include the reasoning behind doing certain things in pure css vs js. Or why we decide to do things in a certain way.
Some topic that I have been thinking about are:
Why tor browser is slightly different from Firefox (or another browser)
Why does my app work differently in tor browser?
How can I make my app compatible for people that do not use JS?
Code examples for css and js
Server side website programming, what to keep in mind...
While all these topics are documented in various articles around the interwebs, I kinda think we (tor community) should own something like this, since it would also help to push forward the idea that the web as we know it needs to change.
Up to now I have always thought this sort of content belonged to the styleguide. Recently I have been thinking that while the individual implementation details of what use in our websites can be included in the styleguide, the reasoning behind those and the general implementations should be put somewhere else.
Also I do not think these topics belong directly to the dev portal, as I tend to think that should be about developing on tor rather than considering how the web works a bit differently when using tor browser. Unless we would rather do a specific section regarding all this in the web portal.
Further things to consider:
- Kevin (on cc) is working on a Tor friendliness scanner tool for websites.
- We see often threads like this  on our mailing lists. This one is about how to avoid privacy leaks for onion services, but we might identify more similar best practice tips being discussed.