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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv: what's next

From: Matt Menke <mmenke@google.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:30:30 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEK7mvpkN-wSN7HaEpT9T=W4wv4kW+i5RQHkxfUR2STcnV8SPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com>
Cc: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
With Chrome, about 0.003% of main frame responses are detected as HTTP/0.9,
and 0.005% of subresources are HTTP/0.9.  Since HTTP/0.9 includes no
explicit identifying headers, some of these could be broken servers
responding with nonsense data.

We actually did try to go it alone in remove HTTP/0.9 support, but soon
backed off after trying it in our pre-release channels, because of the
aforementioned incident with the configuration page of a line of home
routers.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:57 AM, Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com> wrote:

> On 17.10.2016 23:43, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >
> >> Do you really still see HTTP/0.9 reponses in the wild ?
> >
> > Yes. Of course subject to debate around what "in the wild" means...
> >
>
> There was a recent security bug with regards to HTTP/0.9 compat [1] that
> suggested a coordinated fix among multiple browsers. Browser vendors
> decided that they'd start off killing HTTP/0.9 compat on non-standard
> ports only, because overall usage was still too high.
> Firefox has HTTP 0.9 usage data[2] and so do other browsers. Please
> chime in.
>
> Hope that helps,
> Frederik
>
>
>
> [1] See entry in Bugzilla with links to Webkit and Chrome bug:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1262128
> [2] I'm new to our telemetry dashboard, so maybe there could be a more
> useful graph than this one
>  https://telemetry.mozilla.org/new-pipeline/dist.html#!
> cumulative=0&end_date=2016-09-22&keys=__none__!__none__!__
> none__&max_channel_version=release%252F49&measure=HTTP_
> 09_INFO&min_channel_version=null&product=Firefox!Fennec&
> sanitize=1&sort_keys=submissions&start_date=2016-09-16&table=0&trim=1&use_
> submission_date=0
>
>
>
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