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Re: IETF mtg discussion comments

From: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@consensus.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 13:43:35 -0700
Message-Id: <v03007505adff394329ee@[157.22.240.192]>
To: ietf-tls@w3.org
At 12:24 PM -0700 7/2/96, Bennet Yee wrote:
>Web containers may be useful for other reasons, but unless there's a
>protocol hook there is no efficiency gain, since the containers will
>have to be sent encrypted (so plaintext data is doubly encrypted).

Not that I'm confident that we can properly design pre-encryption into TLS
right now, but if we are going to there is one thing I'd like to add to the
discussion.

If there is a protocol hook made, it should also be available in such a
form that it is compatible with the idea of compression. The option for
compression exists in the current draft (though no specific compression
specs have been proposed yet) and you don't want to try to compress a
pre-encrypted container.

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