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Re: Switch to HTTPS Now, For Free

From: Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:59:35 +0200
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> On 9/26/13 2:34 PM, Nick Jennings wrote:
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>> In my opinion, (ie. for my use-cases) the value of an SSL cert is just to
>> prevent MITM attacks and the like. Having an "officially issued" cert also
>> gets rid of the annoying acceptance pop-up that you get from self-signed
>> certs.
>>
> An artifact of browser implementations.
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>
Absolutely, I don't like it either.



> Henry:
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> Do you have a list of issue tracker URLs for the reports that have been
> lodged over the years, for each of the major browsers? I think it time for
> us to collectively push the browser vendors to do better by X.509 and TLS
> re. UI/UX.
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