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Re: HTTP 2.0/flag day

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:47:39 +1300
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On 26.03.2012 22:13, Ted Hardie wrote:
> I'm seeing a bunch of messages that seem to be based on the 
> assumption
> that after the creation of an HTTP 2.0 that all HTTP 1.x would
> disappear in the transition to HTTP 2.0.  I am not anticipating a 
> flag
> day here, and I would guess that HTTP 1.1 would still be around for
> any use cases that do not need features of any 2.0 proposal.  Does
> that make sense to others, 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?

By my reading that is the chartered requirement anyway. If we do not 
meet or improve all scenarios already *in-use* within HTTP/1.x then the 
upgrade attempt will have failed. Why bother moving to or even creating 
a protocol that does not do what we need it to?

IMHO, best not to do it with a flag-day, but the WG may disagree on 

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