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the problem is that the browsers don't all support this, so unless you are willing to reject everyone with a bad browser, this doesn't matter.
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Posted Nov 4, 2010 19:14 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
Posted Nov 4, 2010 19:22 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Nov 4, 2010 19:26 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
Posted Nov 4, 2010 19:27 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Nov 4, 2010 19:30 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
Are you really arguing that supporting a handful of users with ancient browsers is worth sacrificing everyone's privacy?
Posted Nov 4, 2010 23:50 UTC (Thu) by nteon (subscriber, #53899)
Posted Nov 9, 2010 14:36 UTC (Tue) by holstein (guest, #6122)
And Linux runs ususally very well on these ancient machines ;)
Posted Nov 5, 2010 9:03 UTC (Fri) by ekj (subscriber, #1524)
A solution which is unavailable on ~25% of all webservers, and which fail to work for ~10% of all users, is not currently viable.
It seems likely this problem will go away in the future. But at the moment, it's a real problem. 5 years from now, I expect SNI will be pretty universally supported. It'll allow shared-ip-webhosts to offer https afterall, and that's a pretty major progress.
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