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Why is "Win Phone 8.1" a reference browser?

Question asked by Sean M on Apr 3, 2016
Latest reply on May 9, 2016 by Bhushan Lokhande

Hi all,

 

The SSL test tells me "The server does not support Forward Secrecy with the reference browsers. Grade reduced to A-."

 

Looking through the table, the only one my server doesn't support Forward Secrecy with is "Win Phone 8.1":

 

IE 11 / Win Phone 8.1  RRSA 2048 (SHA256)  TLS 1.2 > http/1.1  TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 No FS
IE 11 / Win Phone 8.1 Update  RRSA 2048 (SHA256)  TLS 1.2 > http/1.1  TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384   ECDH secp256r1 FS

 

But it does support "Win Phone 8.1 Update".  What makes a browser "reference"?  I'm not familiar with those browsers, but from the names, sounds like the latter obsoletes the former...

 

Cheers,

 

Sean

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