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Re: HTTP working group status & issues

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 09:02:45 -0400
Message-Id: <32662E75.1CFBAE39@bell-labs.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> I'm majorly busy from now until the end of the year, so I'm not going
> to be able to send out frequent updates. The usual disclaimers
> apply even more so: please check this over and see if it matches your
> understanding.
[...]
> - security
[...]
>    I think that the separation and lack of coordination between
>    WTS and HTTP-WG was a serious problem, and that I should have done
>    more to prevent this morass.
> 
>    I believe the Internet needs documented standards-track security
>    mechanisms for HTTP & distributed content. Perhaps we should
>    re-charter a new group to work on standards for SSL and applet
>    signing.

There is, of course, an effort underway (ietf-tls) to standardize a
generalized form of SSL.  Did you have something else in mind?

Dave Kristol
Received on Thursday, 17 October 1996 06:17:00 EDT

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