WKD proper behavior on fetch error
dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Sun Jan 17 21:45:07 CET 2021
On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 06:53:29PM +0100, Erich Eckner via Gnupg-users wrote:
>And I assume, it's non-trivial or even impossible to start proper DNS
>queries (for a SRV record) from within JS?
Apparently not, at least that what folks on the IETF openpgp mailing
lists said when the issue had been debated .
That’s why the WKD protocol (which *used* to rely on SRV records to
provide a level of indirection between the domain name and the WKD
server, which was The Right Thing™ do to) had to drop the SRV records in
>Because it seems to me, the root for this debate is in gnupg's "ab"use
>of a subdomain for something which should actually be a SRV record.
Given that this “abuse” was almost forced upon GnuPG developers by JS
developers who basically said “please change your protocol otherwise
there’s no way I can implement it”, and that Werner was on the record
reluctant to the change , I find it quite disheartening that the
blame should be put at GnuPG’s feet. :(
Oh well, all problems in the OpenPGP world are GnuPG’s fault anyway. It
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