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Re: http+aes

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:12:02 +1300
Message-ID: <4F54AD92.4060209@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 6/03/2012 12:14 a.m., Stefan Eissing wrote:
> So the gist of http+aes is to URL-inject a Transfer-Encoding into the
> existing http infrastructure?

Content-Encoding, not Transfer-Encoding. Otherwise yes.

Looks like a nifty way to write page URLs for browser-only 
interpretation to me. But no reason why the scheme should be permissible 
or even needed in an HTTP request-URI field.

The use-case presented is secure storage on an untrusted host. Which 
implies that the http+aes:// is mapped to http:// before requesting. The 
+aes and userinfo portions staying internal to the client agent for 
determining only handling of the response. Untrusted host and all other 
infrastructure see just a standard http:// request (no userinfo) with 
opaque binary entity. Ditto for https+aes with equivalent mapping.

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