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Re: should tools like wget implement HTTP 2.0?

From: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:47:27 -0500
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-id: <3A2A46E0-CE1E-4426-B938-D5B3A92E2CAE@apple.com>
To: Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
On Nov 3, 2013, at 12:17 PM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 November 2013 08:59,  <bizzbyster@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there any reason why HTTP file transfer clients like curl and wget should
> > ever implement 2.0?
> 
> That's not our choice.  Though I would suggest that some of the wget
> modes of operation would benefit; and there are potentially some
> advantages to be gained from having opportunistic encryption for http:
> resources.
> 
> Opportunistic encryption would be great if it gets in and I agree that then there is a benefit for simple file transfers.

FWIW, HTTP/1.1 already has opportunistic encryption - see RFC 2817.

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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair
Received on Sunday, 3 November 2013 22:47:57 UTC

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