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wot won Thing, asked W3C Identity Conference

From: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:38:56 -0800
Message-ID: <SNT143-W569F95B8AE1F97E26C711D929A0@phx.gbl>
To: "public-xg-webid@w3.org" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>

The identity conference hosted by W3C aksed folks to state one thing that could be done by all browser manufacturers, that makes a difference. The difference doesnt have to save this world. It just has to remove a disabling barrier. For me, its for ALL mainstream browsers to have something similar to that provided in IE8+: the "New Session" menu item. This is that which, in the SSL world, allows me to stay on the same site (e.g. WebID Realm) and change client certificate, without exiting the browser. (It may have other properties related to pseudo-privacy, too) With all mainstream browser others than IE8+, I have to exit the browser to use a differnt persona (and even all instances of the process, in some of the worst cases). With New Session I dont. I get a new brower window (with new tab set), enabled with new SSL client authn. This is worth having universally. WebID depends on it, I'd counsel. The second thing is ... almost equally useful. But, Im not allowed two wishes. 		 	   		  
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