Connecting two recent c4l threads... It seems that the web is rapidly moving toward https. I'm tempted to wonder how soon it will be before https is the default protocol when you type a bare domain name into your browser?  With linked data we want cool URIs, where one element of coolness is persistence. If it is likely that http URIs will be seen to be "unclean"  in the near future that would surely be a pressure to change them. Should we just go ahead and always use https URIs for linked data now? Cheers, Simeon  Of course you can do this yourself much of time with HTTPS Everywhere <https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere> but I really mean when is it so much the norm that chrome/firefox/safari/etc. do that expansion out of the box, instead of assuming http.  Perhaps snoopability of http traffic doesn't matter in the bulk harvest case but in the case of an individual following a link, any use of an http URI could leak significant info about what is being looked at even the server immediately redirects to an ssl page.