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Re: WG Review: Recharter of Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis (httpbis)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:50:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4F43E75C.2010309@gmx.de>
To: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>
CC: mnot@mnot.net, iesg@ietf.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, IETF-Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>
On 2012-02-21 19:37, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> ...
>> I believe this should be orthogonal to HTTP/2.0. Is there a specific
>> thing that makes it impossible to use the existing authentication
>> framework?
>
> Who knows? We don't have a protocol on the table yet. I
> would imagine that some level of backwards compatibility
> would be a requirement of course, or at least an issue to
> be considered.
>
> But the existing HTTP client authentication is also not
> necessarily very useful, and there have been a number of
> efforts to improve on that, none of which seem to have
> gotten sufficient traction to get widely deployed/used.
> Maybe HTTP/2.0 is a good time to try fix that.

Well, we have an existing authentication framework. It would be 
interesting to find out what's missing from it.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 18:50:36 GMT

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