as an implementor, one of my favorite things about the IndieWeb protocols is that they use SSL and certificates for basic identity, integrity, and privacy, instead of their own crypto layer. crypto is a great tool, but it’s horrible for interop, debugging, and accessibility to implementors. it defaults to opaque and unreadable. you have to invest a lot of time and effort into tools to make it debuggable. browser vendors have done exactly that for SSL, which makes implementing and debugging ...
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