Re: What will incentivize deployment of explicit proxies?

On 3 Dec 2013, at 7:09 pm, William Chan (陈智昌) <> wrote:

>> CDNs, accelerators/caches, traffic-optimizers/traffic-shapers have usecases that wouldn't require the browser to give up any confidentiality (that the site didn't direct them to do, at least).
> I'm going to ignore the CDN case, since I don't think they're explicit proxies from a UA's perspective (unless I'm misunderstanding). How do you serve cached content without knowing the URL of the resource? Are you differentiating between object confidentiality and metadata (URL/headers) confidentiality here? I think these questions apply to the other use cases you refer to, but am not completely sure.

Right. To be clear, CDNs *might* be interested in mechanisms that allowed them to guarantee integrity to their clients while still caching (for example), but that's separate from the need to introduce a new flavour of proxy to the ecosystem.


Mark Nottingham

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