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

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[Rich Salz]
> 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
> architecture.

The RFC says there are two types of URIs, opaque and transparent.  Fragment
identifiers and query strings are left for the target to interpret, AFAIK.
So encryping any fragment identifier or query fragment such that only the
target can decrypt it ought to fit in well.  The encryped bit would have to
be url-escaped.

Is that what you were thinking of?


Tom P


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