[Python-Dev] PEP 476: Enabling certificate validation by default!

David Reid dreid at dreid.org
Fri Aug 29 21:56:59 CEST 2014

Alex Gaynor <alex.gaynor <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> I've just submitted PEP 476, on enabling certificate validation by default for
> HTTPS clients in Python. Please have a look and let me know what you think.

Yes please.

The two most commons answers I get to "Why did you switch to go?" are 
"Concurrency" and "The  stdlib HTTP client verifies TLS by default."

In a work related survey of webhook providers I found that only ~7% of HTTPS 
URLs would be affected by a change like this.


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