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Re: HTTP 2.0/flag day

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:46:53 +0000
To: Ted Hardie <ted.ietf@gmail.com>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <25691.1332755213@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CA+9kkMCZPUH1sgWpNhBCN=zeytvjFS8ZufE1KGewFsuh1LJGNQ@mail.gmail.com>
, Ted Hardie writes:

>[...] or do we have a design constraint that all
>use cases currently met by HTTP 1.X must also be met (with the same
>security and performance properties) by 2.0?

It's very expensive to insist on requirements containing phrases
like "all use cases", it typically will cost you a factor of 10
more in effort, relative to writing "all relevant use cases".

I personally would hope that HTTP/2.0 attempts to improve on HTTP/1.1
and thereby replace it, for the vast majority of the use-cases.

I particular I would almost insist on loosing stuff from HTTP/1.1
which is badly thought out (header concatenation), unused (TE: gzip)
or inefficient (CRLF demarkation).

If possible, we should replace it in HTTP/2.0 with stuff which
people want and need, such as a workable session concept, water-tight
cryptographic services, DoS resistance and high performance, realizing
that not every user desires or even want to live with all these features.

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