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Re: ISSUE-288 (includeNonMandatedHeuristics): Should the Content Transformation Guidelines include a non normative list of mobile heuristics ? [Guidelines for Web Content Transformation Proxies]

From: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:58:56 +0100
Message-ID: <49B6F0B0.9050808@eunet.no>
To: MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>

toxic nonsense, Tom. The  same kind which got you ejected from 
WMLProgramming in the end.

The fact that a specification mentions (as part of an example!) that 
some proxies may save some bandwidth (in 1999's Internet) by reducing 
the size of pictures is *so* distant from what we are seeing today  with 
transcoders (producing derivative work of content they have no rights 
to, removing essential headers, adding banners and toolbars, breaking 
HTTPS) that I wonder if you are simply trying to make fun of everyone here.

Either that or you deserve to go work for Novarra!


Tom Hume wrote:
> The concept of transforming proxies (transcoders) is presented in 
> RFC2616, section 14.9.5
> On 10 Mar 2009, at 20:25, Luca Passani wrote:
>> I don't disagree. The problem is that this is a consequence of how 
>> transcoders work. They are intrinsically a hack. The group has been 
>> desperately trying to present transcoders as some kind of standard, 
>> but this is like putting lipstick on a pig. A hack they were and a 
>> hack they remain.
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