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Re: HTTPS, proxying, and all that...

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:20:56 +0000
To: Ilya Grigorik <ilya@igvita.com>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <23942.1357932056@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAKRe7JHidJN9rnp9fM_7aevR9opZ7P4GnMT+2C3tdoFqLg6ShQ@mail.gmail.com>
, Ilya Grigorik writes:

>How does this impact the "long term reality of HTTP/2.0"?

Quite simple:

Right now HTTPS is designed to implement end-to-end crypto, but while
that is a nice ideal, it is not possible for IETF to enforce this in
practice.  The result is that people circumvent the design of HTTPS,
with a host security issues as a result of broken design assumptions.

HTTP/2.0 should be designed so that such intrusions of the "end-to-end
argument" does not cause more than the minimally necessary loss of

Or if you will: "Graceful degradation"

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