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Re: What will incentivize deployment of explicit proxies?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:37:35 +1100
Cc: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E8C1434C-0FF1-42BF-A7A0-1BA90D833C27@mnot.net>
To: "William Chan (陈智昌)" <willchan@chromium.org>

On 3 Dec 2013, at 7:09 pm, William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org> 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   http://www.mnot.net/
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