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Re: Does the problem need solving?
On Jun 21, 2007, at 2:30 PM, Stephen Kent wrote:
I think I can infer it -- that browsers and other software that
have to supply some set of roots do so ad hoc. There's no unified
mechanism to specify what the collected set of roots is.
first, the aps don't supply the roots, they are consumers of
roots :-)! And yes, there is no standard, good way to supply the
roots, including info that constrains how the roots are used.
Steve, I realize you have a smiley face on your statement, and my
mailer doesn't implement the ISO 10646 tone-of-voice bits.
However, as someone who makes an app that supplies roots, it's a
statement of fact that I supply the roots, just as I supply the
executable code. If you are saying that I (and by implication
everyone like me, including Microsoft, Mozilla, and others) should
get them from some common source, I have to blink a few times.
Is this, then the root-of-all-roots BOF?
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