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Re: Browsers and .onion names

From: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:07:50 +0100
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <565B6926.1040506@cisco.com>


On 11/29/15 2:24 AM, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> On 11/25/2015 10:29 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
>
>> Now that we have RFC7686, there's a new requirement applicable to HTTP clients:
> That requirement is for RFC 7686 applications, not HTTP applications. If
> some HTTP applications decide to comply with RFC 7686, then they may do
> so, of course, but that decision has pretty much nothing to do with HTTP.
>
> Proof: If the requirement were to apply to all HTTP clients, RFC 7686
> would have been marked as "updating" HTTP (and 100s of other protocols
> with RFCs).
>

This puts more stock in IETF document practices than is probably worthy
of calling a proof.  I would rather we examine the issue from a
pragmatic approach such that unnecessary and/or dangerous queries are
suppressed at the appropriate level.

Eliot



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