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Re: Encouraging a healthy HTTP/2 ecosystem

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:38:15 +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: <17510.1404254295@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAA4WUYgJunXNe4BbZd9ZVJ8QqXZibJ2J9QyCf493ZtU+Ay4hxA@mail.gmail.com>, =?UTF-8?B?V2lsbGlhbSBDaGF
uICjpmYjmmbrmmIwp?= writes:

>> 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 ?
>Hard fail. User visible error. End users blame the last mover,  [...]

This is why I called the proposal "blackmail".

I think HTTP/2 should strive to be such a good protocol that people will
want it, rather than try to intimidate any dissent with thinly veiled
"Nice website you have here, pity if anything happened to it..." threats.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
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