Re: Don't cache things against content providers' wishes. Re: Draft finding - "Transitioning the Web to HTTPS"

Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> It is is counterproductive to say that technology and policy should
> be discussed in different fora.


> Should ideally it be illegal to cache things against the
> content-owner's wishes, then?

Not on a public network? Also, the wording would be tricky -- think
Wayback Machine, blatantly disregarding cache expiration values. Which
could be considered against the content-publisher's wishes.

> Should it be illegal for an ISP to inject anything (like javascript)
> of any sort into anything (like http: HTML pages) ?

The problem is that isn't always nefarious. People sign up for ISPs who
offer free access in exchange for injected advertising. It would be
like legislating against video-hosting services because some content is


Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:06:08 UTC