Arguments for Preferring HTTP

There are good Arguments for Preferring HTTPS, but this website is also available over http to allow it to be linked into the federation.

Wiki client code served from https can only see a small portion of the federation. A good strategy is to use http until every other federated site has been converted to https otherwise you are trapped in the "small internet".

Tip: When doing online banking you want to be confined to the small internet. But federated wiki larger is better. A logged in https server will proxy the large internet but this is not an "open proxy" to be used by just anyone reading an https site. Thread