WKD proper behavior on fetch error

Stefan Claas spam.trap.mailing.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 16:33:00 CET 2021

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 9:42 AM André Colomb <andre at colomb.de> wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> On 14/01/2021 08.01, Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:
> > The greatest benefit would have been if the author of WKD, namly Werner Koch,
> > had been so kind to explain to us why WKD needs two methods and what
> > security implications it has when an application falls back to a valid
> > direct-method,
> > instead of people defending him or his implementation. :-)
> I think Werner would have participated in the discussion already if
> other people's explanations had been incorrect.  It's an open standard,
> and your focus on one person who happens to be the registered author
> doesn't help.  If you insist on Werner's personal opinion, then you
> should maybe contact him directly instead of the GnuPG-Users list.
> Knowing well that he has no obligation to reply to anyone.

And that is the reason why I did not contacted him and maybe you
and everybody else remember that I asked in my initial post for
help from the community.
> Hopefully my (and others') attempts to explain / defend the WKD
> specification were still useful to you.

it does not matter if it was useful for me, but at least it shows how
the GnuPG ecosystem works, so that the interested reader can form an
own opinion. My intitial post was a help request and I also explained
why it IMHO would be good to have such a solution, which
would not hurt the GnuPG ecosystem in any form and would be
IMHO an enrichment for GnuPG usage. I can only say *big thanks*
to the sequoia team that sq.exe can handle this.

Best regards

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