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Re: confidentiality and the referer field

From: Hallam-Baker <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 22:54:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199706270254.WAA08888@muesli.ai.mit.edu>
To: Michael Giroux <mgiroux@worldnet.att.net>
Cc: dwm@xpasc.com, hallam@ai.mit.edu, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/3587
> Could this also be addressed with the <BASE> tag?  It would seem that an 
> author could provide a <BASE> on page P that effectively hides the actual 
> URL.  This would of course have an effect on relative links on this page, but 
That is a HTML issue. HTML is only one data format and it is 
a very bad idea to attempt to solve HTTP problems with HTML.
How does this problem get solved with VRML or GIF???

This is an issue that absolutely belongs at the application
protocol and no other.

Received on Thursday, 26 June 1997 19:56:46 UTC

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