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Re: https/wss testing in web-platform-tests

From: James Graham <james@hoppipolla.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:35:17 +0100
Message-ID: <543C0D55.7020903@hoppipolla.co.uk>
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
On 13/10/14 18:20, Brad Hill wrote:
> Why would we not just always require an https endpoint to be running
> if we're going to automatically generate a test certificate, anyway?
> Why put the burden on test authors to mark every test that requires
> https?

I had assumed that it wasn't a good idea because a) it requires people
to have openssl installed to generate the CA and host cert/keys, b)
actually trusting the cert only works well with wptrunner since you
don't want to trust the fake CA into your real browser profile (or run
your normal browser in a special don't-check-certs mode) c) we don't
necessarily have a code path to install the CA cert in all browsers.

If I am overestimating the importance of these, that would be great to
know, because I agree that putting any burden on test authors here sucks.
Received on Monday, 13 October 2014 17:35:45 UTC

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