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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 18:03:37 -0800

From:   Eric Armstrong


Subject:   OHS Meeting at SRI on 010122 Demonstrate BrowseUp

[Responding to Jack Park's letter on January 23, 2001 explaining BrowseUp, and legal implications of linking...]

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for that *excellent* verbal rendering. The basic idea seems to be one that we discussed quite a while back. Having an intelligent proxy on the client opens a lot of doors, and BrowseUp appears to have to taken that avenue to the best possible conclusion.

As I recall, "we" (as a group) disliked that notion, at the time, because we wanted people to use a "vanilla browser", without having to do anything special to the client.

I take it that our collective opinion is now more in favor of a smarter client?

How much effort is it to install that proxy, anyway? Or is it pretty transparent? (Or does a remote server actually serve as the "proxy", so that you have to visit that server and, from there, go to other points on the Web?

(You may not have answers to these, given your short exposure to the technology. I ask, just in case. And thanks again for a wonderful summary!)


Eric Armstrong