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Re: WebID questions -- was: [dane] Call for Adoption: "Using Secure DNS to Associate Certificates with Domain Names For S/MIME"

From: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:20:18 +0100
Message-ID: <CABrd9SQtVyULiJVGRhGd3aT91CaSYOG-1PzF-71qw-z6bVVj-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: public-webid@w3.org, Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
On 26 September 2012 13:50, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>
> On 26 Sep 2012, at 13:59, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>
>> On 26 September 2012 12:10, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>> Answer to the questions and summary at the end.
>>>
>>> On 26 Sep 2012, at 12:14, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 26 September 2012 10:56, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 26 Sep 2012, at 11:15, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 26 September 2012 09:54, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 26 Sep 2012, at 10:42, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>>>>>> 1. Usability in the browser is only part of the problem. But
>>>>>> nevertheless it remains a problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> A problem that browser manufacturers can fix, pretty easily, and which
>>>>> is even going to be a legal requirement for them to do, as was explained
>>>>> at the IETF summit in Paris earlier this year.
>>>>
>>>> Oh really? Got a link?
>>>
>>> This was organised by the IETF SAAG ( Security Area Advisory Group )
>>> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/saag/current/msg03614.html
>>>
>>> But you should not be surprised. Think of it: the Europeans take privacy seriously.
>>> Browsers can make people aware of the privacy on each site. The law requires that
>>> if possible things be done. It is possible. QED: do it.
>>
>> BTW, this law is in effect now and it does not require anything of browsers.
>
> Ah so unless the law states that you MUST do the right thing, you won't do it?

Not only is that a completely unwarranted ad hominem, it is totally
beside the point - you claimed there was a law forcing browsers to do
something, I pointed out there is not.
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:20:45 UTC

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