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Re: Draft finding - "Transitioning the Web to HTTPS"

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:24:40 -0500
Message-ID: <54B41F78.3080907@arcanedomain.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Public TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
 >> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:52:43 -0500
 >> From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
 >> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/54B03F9B.3030702@arcanedomain.com>
 > ...
 >> IMO one of the brilliant things that Tim did in the original design of the
 >> Web was to make artful gambles on architectural choices [1] that would
 >>> tend< to have value over time.
 >
 > I strongly agree with you on that. I'm curious what document you meant 
to cite
 > with the [1] there, though. (It seems like you forgot to provide a link.)
 >
 >    --Mike

Yeah, I realized I left out the referent and didn't want to bother the list 
with a resend. I intended to reference Tim's design issues musings, at [1].

Anyone working on the Web, and indeed anyone interested in the design of 
large-scale distributed systems should read these IMO. Fascinating to see 
what was anticipated, what wasn't, and how things have worked out given the 
assumptions and gambles made in the early days.

Noah

[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/

On 1/12/2015 2:34 AM, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:
> Hi Noah,
>
> Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, 2015-01-09 15:52 -0500:
>
>> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:52:43 -0500
>> From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
>> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/54B03F9B.3030702@arcanedomain.com>
> ...
>> IMO one of the brilliant things that Tim did in the original design of the
>> Web was to make artful gambles on architectural choices [1] that would
>>> tend< to have value over time.
>
> I strongly agree with you on that. I'm curious what document you meant to cite
> with the [1] there, though. (It seems like you forgot to provide a link.)
>
>    --Mike
>
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