A Web Model where Content Is Stored in a File's Source: The Unentangled Network
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Independent Submission                                       M. Fabbrini
Internet-Draft                                          February 8, 2020         
Intended status: Informational                     
Expires: August 11, 2020    
                             

                 A Web Model where Content Is Stored in a 
                  File's Source: The Unentangled Network

              draft-fabbrini-web-model-unentangled-network-01

Abstract

   This document describes an experimental model of web whose main 
   characteristic is that the content is stored in a file's source and 
   accessed through a common text browser from the command line under 
   Linux Os.

   This work also aims to evaluate the implications of such a network 
   in relation, among other aspects, to security and tracking.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  The Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  System Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Content Retrieving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3   
   5.  Ineffectiveness of Malicious Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   6.  Fingerprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4 
   7.  Ads  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4 
   8.  Separation of Content and Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4     
   9.  Enhanced Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4   
  10.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4  
  11.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4   
  12.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
  Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

1.  Introduction

   Nowadays getting text content is not a risk-free task and also 
   involves some drawbacks that often discourage the intensive use of 
   the internet by some users who are particularly sensitive to privacy 
   issues. 

   Rendering a web page in a browser poses first of all security risks 
   deriving mostly from the execution of malicious script code.
 
   Secondly, the tracking of every user action carried out by the 
   advertising machine, which was once mainly represented by cookies, 
   is now enriched by tools that are permanently installed on local 
   storages, such as for example service workers and IndexedDB.
   The particular web model proposed in this document mitigates both
   the security risks and the intrusiveness of tracking tools.

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

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   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

2.  The Core

   The peculiar characteristic of this model is that the text content 
   is inserted in the source of a file. 

   The carrier document can be of two types:

      i.  a text file saved as an image or binary format. 
     ii.  a file in which the textual content follows the correct hex 
          signature such as for instance "42 4D" relating to the BMP 
          format.
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