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Re: ACTION-278 Hiding metadata for security reasons

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:29:34 -0800
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, ashok.malhotra@oracle.com, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>
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To: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>

On 2010-02 -08, at 07:41, John Kemp wrote:
> Yes, I believe that to be true too - apart from the case where a URI may end up being transmitted to another site "automatically" by means of the Referer HTTP header.

Generalizing, you could argue that client software is written so as to store and remember and spread URIs, unlike passwords. So passwords are stored hidden away in some way, but browsing history and bookmarks are not.
> Regards,
> - johnk

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