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Re: Encouraging a healthy HTTP/2 ecosystem

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:23:49 +0000
To: William Chan (ι™ˆζ™Ίζ˜Œ) <willchan@chromium.org>
cc: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <17075.1404249829@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAA4WUYhOu0tW_9vSJ4wcLh+V=y9h-FfdZjw8Y2kqLp3Bhkcugg@mail.gmail.com>, =?UTF-8?B?V2lsbGlhbSBDaGF
uICjpmYjmmbrmmIwp?= writes:

>The impetus is because I've received word of MITM
>proxies that plan to do deep inspection of HTTP/2. 
> [...]
>Therefore, I think it's in our
>interest to make sure that whatever part of the protocol we think is
>important to preserve for use should be actively exercised.

And what if the MITM proxies disagree with you about which parts of
the standard deserve to work and block some of them ?

What will you do ?

Pop-up: "EXAMPLE.COM don't agree with Jason Greene about HTTP/2 scope" ?

Penalize them by deliberately slowing down their traffic ?

It's a much better idea to make the core protocol so simple that all
bits of it are naturally exercised.

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