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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > If you do that, you make it extremely difficult to build
> > intermediaries like:
> > * store-and-forward services
> > * caches
> > * firewalls
> > * proxies
> > * message routers
> > * privacy managing intermediaries
> This is not strictly true.
You say that but your message did not provide any evidence.
> I don't think you can assume that visibility is always a good
Optional visibility is always a good thing. You can turn it off easily
if you don't want it. SSL is an example of turning it off.
> ... and I would say that in many cases, HTTP 1.1 proxies have
> too much visibility, especially from a security perspective.... the
> classic "man in the middle attack" can be made fairly easily unless
> you're using SSL etc.
So you're saying that HTTP can be fairly easily attacked from a security
point of view unless you use the security features.