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Re: authenticated unencrypted

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:32:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUswmY15TNGpuoe0FU=1cHnFSbXpNpdobxNYzaBsGgtNg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 17 December 2013 15:50, Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au> wrote:
> Hi, this question has been rattling around in my head for a couple of days
> and I can't shake it, so I'll present it to the WG: is there any value in
> offering an authenticated+unencrypted connection mode in HTTP?

I do believe that there is value.

Though I think that we'd have to answer the basic question about
priority, since I don't believe we have the focus necessary to do
that, plus all the stuff we have on our plate currently.  Nothing
stopping you (or anyone else) from going off and doing some work on
it, but I've found that working groups really don't do very well at
juggling multiple work items.

BTW, my current understanding is that the priority queue is stacked
like so:  http/1.1 docs (basically done), http/2.0, some sort of extra
TLS-ification, some sort of proxying stuff.  Maybe you can slot this
into the last item; I'm not sure.
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