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

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:26:36 -0500
Message-ID: <54B5473C.1090506@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>
By the way, I just noticed that Tim made a posting [1] in 2009 on just the 
issues pertinent to this draft finding.

Noah

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

On 1/12/2015 2:24 PM, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
>  >> 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
>>
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:27:12 UTC

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