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

From: Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:08:01 -0800
Cc: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, mnot@mnot.net, IETF discussion list <ietf@ietf.org>, iesg@ietf.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <174F6C5C-731A-43AA-A8C0-B51F857B8C99@vpnc.org>
To: Nick Hilliard <nick@inex.ie>
On Mar 1, 2012, at 10:01 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> Can I suggest you also include authorization capabilities as a core
> component of this. It's not much use to have people able to authenticate
> themselves to a system if that system doesn't also provide a framework for
> allowing the server-side application decide what they can or cannot do.

This is a request for an HTTP capability that is significantly different than what has been proposed before, and has not been one of the items that caused problems in HTTP 1.x. I suggest that this not be part of the charter for httpbis until it can be shown to be a significant need, not just a new idea.

--Paul Hoffman
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