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Re: Call for Adoption: Encrypted Content Encoding

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:43:32 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXEoKXEtO6bNtW5rk5a_we=PZtx8nQu1iVqEFZ5cW2StQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Walter H." <Walter.H@mathemainzel.info>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 26 November 2015 at 20:48, Walter H. <Walter.H@mathemainzel.info> wrote:
> can someone tell me REAL USEFUL use case where someone would need
> this way of having something encrypted on a webserver?

The two use cases where this is likely to appear in the short term are:

1. web push - where an encrypted resource is created on a server by
one entity and retrieved by another.  The server doesn't get to see
the contents.

2. blind caching - the same as in web push actually.  An origin server
uses an untrusted cache and wants to encrypt data so that the cache
can't modify or view the content.
Received on Saturday, 28 November 2015 02:44:02 UTC

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