Dr. Christian Trefftz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meta Portal's goal is to aggregate and display arbitrary content from anywhere on the web. A generalized solution to aggregating content from arbitrary websites requires that HTTP methods, cookies, and parameters be included in a request. The browser security model is at odds with any client side software that attempts to discover the request. By using a proxy as a benign man in the middle, the entire HTTP request can be stored and replayed, allowing our server side software to emulate a client side browser. Enhanced security measures must be taken to guard against our benign man in the middle from being used by nefarious users.
Day, Bill, "Metal Portal" (2004). Technical Library. 100.