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Re: Privacy and HTTP intermediaries

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 06:41:04 +0000
To: "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>
cc: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <85207.1304404864@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <8B0A9FCBB9832F43971E38010638454F0404907213@SISPE7MB1.commscope.com>
, "Thomson, Martin" writes:
>On 2011-05-03 at 16:16:57, Willy Tarreau wrote:

>That was my initial thought too.  Until I saw the description of no-transform,
>which almost all of those examples will have to respect...if they want 
>to remain compliant.

This is the crux of the matter:  How can you as a privacy-desiring user
know if they want to be compliant ?

Squezing non-effective "please-protect-my-privacy" requests into HTTP
is not going to have any practical effect at all, so we should not do it.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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