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Re: :scheme, was: consensus on :query ?

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:02:00 +0000
To: "Greg Wilkins" <gregw@intalio.com>, "Matthew Kerwin" <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Cc: "Zhong Yu" <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>, "Martin Thomson" <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <em80adb5ad-36a6-4020-ab9e-e0dd2c615fbe@bodybag>

so that when a client sends the http2 equivalent of

GET ftp://ftp.somewhere.com/file /HTTP/1.1

to a proxy, we can do it.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Greg Wilkins" <gregw@intalio.com>
To: "Matthew Kerwin" <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Cc: "Adrien de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>; "Zhong Yu" 
<zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>; "Martin Thomson" <martin.thomson@gmail.com>; 
"HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Sent: 24/07/2014 4:35:26 p.m.
Subject: :scheme, was: consensus on :query ?

>
>While we are talking about decomposing the uri into it's component 
>parts.....
>
>why are we sending :scheme?
>
>It's not something that I would trust from a client anyway.
>
>If the connection is not TLS and the request says https, then I'm not 
>going to believe it.  The only way I'll upgrade a request to https is 
>with some secret handshake with my SSL offloader via a special 
>privileged port that will probably nail all requests to https 
>regardless of what the header says.
>
>If the connection is TLS and the scheme says http, then I guess that 
>tells me something... that it is not TLS end to end, but then I don't 
>know if I'm meant to be trusting the hop or the end to end.    It's 
>landing on my server as https... so I guess it is.
>
>Or is scheme meant to be optional, as in h1 allowing an absolute URL to 
>be sent in the request line?
>
>--
>Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>
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