[cabfpub] Pre-Ballot - Short-Life Certificates

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Oct 29 15:51:46 UTC 2014

On 27/10/14 20:08, Doug Beattie wrote:
> If we're going to create a new type of certificate which is exempt from
> revocation checking we need to tag them as special - a new extension or
> something so that they can be processed differently.

Why? Legacy browsers will continue to treat them exactly the same
whether or not you mandate a new marker, and newer browsers which decide
to adopt special treatment will do so based on their maximum lifetime,
not on any other criteria.


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