Netscape's use of SSL
Sun, 07 Nov 1999 23:26:48 +0000
Tyler Close wrote:
> This time it really was Ben Laurie who wrote:
> > The secret bits should be conveyed by something
> > other than the URL. For
> > example, POST data in a form, or output from a
> > client-side Java app
> > (also posted).
Not for any fundamentally good reason: simply because browsers tend to
show the URL to people but not POSTed data. Certainly not when it comes
from a Java app. For example. So it is a defence against
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