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Re: ISSUE PROXY-AUTHORIZATION: Proposal wording

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 21:16:33 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199707041916.VAA00980@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: dmk@bell-labs.com, frystyk@w3.org, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
David W. Morris:
>
>On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Dave Kristol wrote:
[....]
>> The "MUST" there would make me unhappy.  One of the important functions
>> of our experimental LPWA service (<http://lpwa.com>) is to deliberately
>> replace a user-entered escape sequence by a proxy-generated identity,
[....]
>Me too ... I have a single user proxy product which is a direct agent
>for its owner and only user ... I see no reason to restrict the behavior
>of such a proxy.

I would argue that products like this are not proxies in the HTTP
sense, but remote-controlled user agents.  Thus, any HTTP proxy
transparency rules do not apply to them.

Koen.
Received on Friday, 4 July 1997 12:19:25 EDT

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