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

From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:40:57 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4FC2B9.7030304@stpeter.im>
To: SM <sm@resistor.net>
CC: IETF discussion list <ietf@ietf.org>, mnot@mnot.net, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 3/1/12 11:05 AM, SM wrote:
> At 09:50 01-03-2012, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Stephen and I just had a chat about this matter. He and I came up with a
>> proposed paragraph to add after that list of bullet points:
>>
>>    In the initial phase of work on HTTP/2.0, new proposals
>>    for authentication schemes can be made.  The WG will
>>    select zero or more of those with a goal of choosing
>>    at least one scheme that is better than those available
>>    for HTTP/1.x.  Non-selected schemes might be discussed
>>    with the IETF Security Area for further work there.
> 
> If the WG selects zero, how can it meet the goal of choosing at least
> one scheme?

One can have a goal of choosing a scheme that's better, but if no one
proposes any or none of the selected schemes are deemed better, then we
will not achieve the goal. Perhaps that thought could be worded more
clearly.

Peter

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