[cabfpub] FW: [cabfquest] Key Size Exception

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Wed Mar 6 22:48:36 UTC 2013

On 03/07/2013 12:23 AM, From Ryan Sleevi:
> I think regardless of what this Forum decides, Browsers/Root Stores 
> will continue to operate their programs independently. Granting 
> exceptions through language in the BR certainly can provide a 
> framework, but if no root store respects or accepts that framework, it 
> serves no end. Likewise, this Forum may decide NOT to include 
> particular language in the BRs, but Browsers/Root Stores that are 
> committed to moving the security standard higher may decide to 
> independently impose such restrictions, for the protection and safety 
> of their users.

Right, but for the record here we are talking about "downgrading" or 
introducing an exception. Even if software vendors would agree to it, I 
believe such certificates would be not in compliance with the BR - until 
that has been changed and approved for such an exception.

Therefor I believe the software vendors acceptance is also limited in 
this respect.

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