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Re: [xml-dev] 2007 Predictions

Original Message From: "Tei"

> On 1/12/07, Pete Cordell wrote:
>> Hi Tei,
>> Just wondering why you think HTTP should be deprecated.
> ...

> HTTPS why:
> Default to safe.
> HTTP is fast. HTTP is Safe and Privacy.
> Maybe not a good idea anyway.

(It's probably been covered before, but...) I find it interesting that using 
HTTPS allows some security, but it does mean that any perimeter firewall can 
not inspect the contents of an exchange.  This can remove any chance the 
firewall has to remove malicious content from regular HTTP traffic, and also 
open up potential for trojans to do what they want to do and so on.  So you 
close one hole (privacy) and possibly end up opening another!  Life can be 
so annoying sometimes :-)

Pete Cordell
Tech-Know-Ware Ltd
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