Re: [rest-discuss] Caching question
- Quoting Tyler Close <tyler@...>:
> In this case, access to a representation of the resource isYeeessss.... and I'm saying that a cached representation of a resource is
> equivalent to access to the resource. We know this because Seairth
> is specifically asking about a resource for which caching is
> important. Given this information, your suggestion to use digest
> authentication to "maintain the privacy of the authenticator"
> doesn't make any sense.
not equivalent to the range of representations that resource is capable of
emitting. There are scenarios where this is an important distinction.
> Does it seem odd to anyone that I am needing to argue that it isWho said public network? Once again, there are scenarios where protecting
> important to encrypt private data before transmitting it over a
> public network?
the authentication credentials is valuable, but the representations
themselves aren't as sensitive. I grant that there are likely many, many
more which do require encryption for appropriate security, but am
unwilling to say that all scenarios require it.
Since we seem to be starting to repeat ourselves, I suggest we move on.