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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Building Web Services the REST Way

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> If I have the information, encrypt it, and you decrypt
> it then how can anyone know, when those bits show up somewhere on
> Gnutella, who exposed it?

With public-key crypto, it is at least possible to audit things and 
"prove" that one party wasn't the discloser.  Particularly, in a 
multi-party transaction, the intermediaries aren't suspect.  With SSL, 
each end MUST share the session key, so intermediaries are suspect.

BTW, since a number of followons have said that URL's are opaque, it would 
seem that a URL can be partially encrypted and fit into the REST 



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