On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Richard L. Barnes <rbarnes(_at_)bbn(_dot_)com>
I personally think the masking thing is pretty ugly. But I
have to (reluctantly) admit I think it does what its
supposed to do. At this stage I think it comes down to
either doing the masking or not using port 80.
I'm sort of of the same feeling. I don't disagree that masking solves the
problem it sets out to. The question is whether there are other ways to
solve the problem that are simpler, with fewer side effects.
Please, let's not reopen months of discussion about exactly that topic.
Many alternatives were proposed, and XOR masking was the only thing that we
could get consensus on as reasonably acceptable to everyone.
John A. Tamplin
Software Engineer (GWT), Google
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