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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.

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

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