WKD proper behavior on fetch error
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On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 12:33 PM Erich Eckner via Gnupg-users
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> On Sun, 17 Jan 2021, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 10:51 AM Erich Eckner via Gnupg-users
> > <gnupg-users at gnupg.org> wrote:
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> >> Hi all,
> >> On Thu, 14 Jan 2021, Werner Koch via Gnupg-users wrote:
> >>> On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:47, Ángel said:
> >>>> I understand this to mean it as "only use the direct method if the
> >>>> required sub-domain does not exist", with the SHOULD meaning that the
> >>>> direct method is not required (not sure why, I would have probably used
> >>> Right. The subdomain is actually a workaround for SRV RR. We can't
> >>> use the latter in browser based implementation and thus need to resort
> >>> to this hack.
> >> Forgive my ignorance, but can someone explain, what "browser based
> >> implementation" of WKD exists (or might exist) and/or why this is
> >> desirable?
> > Well, Mailvelope, for example is a Browser based add-on with WKD support.
> > Mailvelope can be used with services like Gmail, so that you don't need a MUA.
> Ah, I see. That makes sense: integrate the keyring (and thus also a WKD
> client) into the webmailer. OTOH: How do web-chat clients request SRV
> records? Or do they simply not work with servers, who offer their
> connection information via SRV?
Oh, sorry I do not use chat clients and I am not familiar how they do it.
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