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Re: Backwards compatibility

From: Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:20:05 -0400
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1333390805.2147.389.camel@ds9>
On Mon, 2012-04-02 at 11:04 -0700, Mike Belshe wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>         Big bites do seem to go down easier than lots of little ones.
>         The problem is that SPDY is eating two shit sandwiches, trying
>         to make the web both fast and secure, at the same time. This
>         bite is more than most can chew and so adoption will be much
>         slower b/c of the SSL requirement, in my opinion.
> It certainly doesn't make the transition happen faster, I agree with
> you on that front.
> But responsible content providers are already moving to SSL (twitter,
> facebook, google, etc) because they need to for user protection, data
> integrity, and legal reasons.  We, as protocol designers, need to be
> making secure communications much easier for everyone.  We have an
> opportunity to do this now which may never come up again.

I think there is a huge pent up demand for privacy. DNT is a
tangentially related concept and it tests with end users extremely well.

SPDY with TLS means we can give privacy without regressing performance.
That's HUGE all by itself.

Received on Monday, 2 April 2012 18:20:41 UTC

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