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Re: EARL security/privacy concerns

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 09:42:46 +0200
Message-ID: <454066F6.8010200@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Carlos Iglesias schrieb:
> However there is some information in the "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF" that is clearly sensitive. My first thoughts are for the "authorization" property which contains the userid and password, specially in "Basic Authentication" that relies just on a base64 encoded string.

Because it is the same in the HTTP protocol itself, I don't see the need 
for additionally encrypting it for EARL.
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