Guido van Rossum writes:
lot: five years ago (when I worked at Google!) it was common to find internal services that required SSL but had a misconfigured certificate, and the only way to access those services was to override the browser complaints. Today (working at Dropbox, a much smaller company!) I don't even remember the last time I had to deal with such a browser complaint --
I would tend to discount your recent experience, then. Smaller (and possibly even more important in this fast-developing area, younger) organizations are a lot more nimble about things like this.
That is not intended to express an opinion about a backport, though.