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Re: HTTP working group status & issues

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee@cybercash.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 09:42:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.961017093937.11063H-100000@cybercash.com>
On Thu, 17 Oct 1996, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 00:32:04 PDT
> From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
> To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: HTTP working group status & issues
> 
> ...
> 
> - security 
>    draft-ietf-wts-shttp-03.txt 'bounced' as Proposed Standard. Most
>    likely if it progresses at all it will go forward as Experimental,
>    after editorial work happens (or a disclaimer gets added.)
> 
>    I think that the separation and lack of coordination between
>    WTS and HTTP-WG was a serious problem, and that I should have done
>    more to prevent this morass.

Was this mis-coordination the real problem here?

>    I believe the Internet needs documented standards-track security
>    mechanisms for HTTP & distributed content. Perhaps we should
>    re-charter a new group to work on standards for SSL and applet
>    signing.

Are you aware of the TLS working group which is aiming at a merged 
SSL/PCT?

> ...
> 
> MEETING IN DECEMBER
>    Next IETF is already being scheduled. We have Monday & Tuesday
>    morning.  There will likely be a HTTP-NG BOF, probably jointly with
>    'transport'. There is possibly a 'versioning' BOF, although to be
>    determined. 
> 
> ...
> 

Donald
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