Re: [ietf-privacy] PPM Review of RFC 1614

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:22 UTC

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Thank you! You win a beer for being the first!

Cheers,
S.

On 21/05/14 18:33, Elwyn Davies wrote:
> [A quick trial of the random RFC tool.]
> 
> An interesting historical snapshot of the early days of hypertext
> systems before WWW/HTML/HTTP had come to dominate everything and how
> they might be relevant to academic users.  It even predates Internet
> Explorer!
> 
> Mainly interesting for its lack of interest in security (mentioned in
> passing 3 times in 70 pages: twice to say that client side scripting
> won't be done in two separate systems including WWW because of security
> issues - well, it was half right - we now have scripting *and* security
> issues - and one comment that security would be needed for publication
> of commercial information) and being totally oblivious of any privacy
> concerns.
> 
> Significant for Internet archaeologists and evolutionary biologists but
> not something that needs to be updated.  
> 
> Just thank your lucky stars (or not) that WWW used SGML/HTML rather than
> ISO MHEG part 1 coded in ASN.1.
> 
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