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

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:59:11 -0700
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Public TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20150121135911.e51c00be4b36e8cc12da540a@bisonsystems.net>
Mark Watson wrote:
> Modifying the content of others is not a good technical approach for
> that business proposition. ​When you modify computer software created
> by someone else - without coordination or permission - you create a
> new piece of software that the original creator has had no
> opportunity to test.

I'm not disagreeing. I merely stated that one person's malware is
another person's opted-into preference. Legislating against malware is
one thing, legislating against legitimate businesses and the customers
who choose them (and have been doing so for two decades) is another.

Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:59:55 UTC

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