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Re: Straw-man charter for http-bis -- call for errata/clarifications to 2617

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 09:02:25 -0400
Message-ID: <68fba5c50705310602k1fca8c23xdb8fe2fa932ba933@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>, "Eliot Lear" <lear@cisco.com>, "Paul Hoffman" <phoffman@imc.org>, "Apps Discuss" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 5/31/07, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Robert Sayre wrote:
> >
> > On 5/31/07, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> Robert's draft is orthogonal to a 2617 update; the idea of that is to
> >> address the need for MTI security.
> >
> > My draft is orthogonal to things that are unimplementable, because it
> > seeks to document what has actually happened, and why it did. It may
> Can somebody please remind me what that draft is? It's not
> <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-sayre-http-hmac-digest-01>, right?

Nope, it's here:

Regarding that Digest work, I have since improved it based on feedback
I got. In particular, Phillip Hallam-Baker's comments were right on
the mark.

The new and improved version is pretty good (and blogged long ago).
Doing the right thing, and thus meeting the very sane requirements
given in Sam Hartman's draft, is a task prone to ratholes of the
non-technical variety. It also attracts volume-oriented participants.


Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2007 13:02:44 UTC

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