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Semantics of HTTPS

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:32:01 -0500
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To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
<https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p1-messaging.html#https.uri> is slated to define the semantics of HTTPS urls. 

We currently talk about HTTPS' impact on caches and identity there, but we don't mention one other major effect on HTTP -- the use of CONNECT to proxies. 

I think we need to define HTTPS as having a semantic of *end-to-end* use of SSL/TLS, and therefore CONNECT to proxies. 

Make sense?

Mark Nottingham
Received on Monday, 6 August 2012 20:32:25 UTC

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