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Re: Identifying the Resource Associated with a Representation?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 22:38:25 +1100
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, nathan@webr3.org, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CCF54142-6951-4B42-B373-4F4A5AA7FAEA@mnot.net>
To: Mike Kelly <mike@mykanjo.co.uk>
It's a matter of degrees; the worst that can happen with invalidation is that there will be a cache miss. If a cache were to use C-L to satisfy future requests at that URL, it would allow cache poisoning.


On 09/11/2010, at 10:18 PM, Mike Kelly wrote:

> Ok - how does that leave the cache invalidation rule for C-L and
> Location? Do the same concerns over trust not apply?
> Cheers,
> Mike
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:22 AM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> On 08/11/2010, at 3:33 AM, Mike Kelly wrote:
>>> Out of interest; has anyone explored the possibility of a specific
>>> cache-control directive that could indicate that the cache conditions
>>> apply to the Content-Location URI?
>> The problem is one of trust; if you own http://example.com/~mike/a and I own http://example.com/~mark/b, you don't want my responses making asserting things about yours.
>> What's interesting is that there's talk in a few different places (mostly security communities, e.g., WEBSEC and the W3C) about policy frameworks; this may provide something to hang these sorts of semantics off of as well.
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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