Sunday, 19 August 2018
Not that long ago, the US government attempted to compel Microsoft to reveal a customer's data that was located in Ireland.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
After a couple of sleeps, I think my concerns about the proposed Assistance and Access Bill 2018 have crystallised.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
This morning, the Australian Department of Home Affairs released the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 for consultation.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
For better or worse, Requests for Comments (RFCs) are how we specify many protocols on the Internet. These documents are alternatively treated as holy texts by developers who parse them for hidden meanings, then shunned as irrelevant because they can’t be understood. This often leads to frustration and – more significantly – interoperability and security issues.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
In February, Omer Gil described the Web Cache Deception Attack.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
There’s more than a little confusion and angst out there about HTTP status codes. I’ve received
more than a few e-mails (and IMs, and DMs) over the years from stressed-out developers (once at
2am, their time!) asking something like this:
Thursday, 16 March 2017
A long, long time ago, I wrote some tests using XmlHttpRequest
to figure out how well browser caches behaved, and wrote up the
Friday, 22 April 2016
The implicit goal for Web performance is to reduce end-user perceived latency; to get the page in front of the user and interactive as soon as possible.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
The IESG has approved “HTTP Alternative Services” for publication as a Proposed Standard.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Today, the IESG approved publication of “An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles”. It’ll be an RFC after some work by the RFC Editor and a few more process bits, but effectively you can start using it now.