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Re: ACTION-902 (Reprise) Summarise and prepare proposed resolutions on HTTPS link rewriting.

From: David Storey <dstorey@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:38:39 +0100
Cc: Public MWBP <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F7B90F33-EBB8-4505-91A6-374D9CC260C8@opera.com>
To: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>

On 20 Mar 2009, at 09:23, Luca Passani wrote:

> Sean Patterson ha scritto:
>> 2) PROPOSED RESOLUTION: In-network proxies MUST NOT rewrite links
>> without explicit prior agreement from the Content Provider
>> -1.  It's not practical to get explicit permission from content
>> providers to do transformations.  It is too much effort and doesn't
>> scale.
> It is not practical to ask for permission to enter someone's house.  
> It's too much effort. Breaking into it, though, is easier and  
> "scales".
A rather poor analogy.  One would think breaking into a house would  
require more effort than knocking on a door.  UI aso don't think  
breaking into peoples houses scales.  Even the biggest mastermind  
crook can't break into millions of homes in a short people. Braking  
through someone's door also damages their property.  Serving them  
transcoded content doesn't damage the user in any way more than  
serving them un-transcoded content.
> Luca

David Storey

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