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ACTION-456: validated certificates and their importance

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 19:22:51 +0200
To: public-wsc-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080606172251.GS553@iCoaster.does-not-exist.org>

From the minutes [1], ACTION-455 was about adding a brief note to
section 5.1.3 that says that validated certificates are actually
today's garden variety CA-issued cert.  I've therefore added the
following to that section:

>  The notion of a validated certificate in this specification
>  corresponds to the domain validated certificate commonly deployed
>  on the Web. This type of certificate attests to a binding between
>  a domain name registration and a key pair; additional certificate
>  attributes are often not validated.

  -- http://www.w3.org/2006/WSC/drafts/rec/rewrite.html#sec-validated-certificates

The action item for some reason talked about security
considerations.  I wonder whether a more detailed discussion of that
topic is best taken care of in the context of adding a few more
introductory sentences to Yngve's proposed text about EV and DV
certificates; see [2] and ACTION-453.

Maybe worth a few minutes on a conference call.

1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wsc-wg/2008Jun/0011.html
2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wsc-wg/2008Jun/0000.html
Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>  +33-4-89063488
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