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Re: Portal authorization (was: Re: multiplexing -- don't do it)

From: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:03:53 +0200
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To: "Nicolas Mailhot" <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
Cc: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Jamie Lokier" <jamie@shareable.org>, "Nicolas Mailhot" <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>, "William Chan (陈智昌)" <willchan@chromium.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Le Mar 10 avril 2012 09:00, Nicolas Mailhot a écrit :
> Le Mar 10 avril 2012 03:31, "Martin J. Dürst" a écrit :
>> Hello Jamie, others,
>> Mark had a draft on this,
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-portal-02. I'm not sure
>> why it didn't move forward.
> I think it morphed in http error 511 however:
> 1. error 511 does not return an url so it can't be handled by dumb web clients
> such as curl
> 2. browser people do not like it. Gateway auth really needs to be specified
> once and for all in a document with browser buy-in such as http/2

To clarify, unless hop-to-hop auth is clearly integrated from the start in the
protocol model, browser people will say it is bolted afterwards and breaks
this model, will try to get away not implementing it and things will continue
to be massively broken.

Nicolas Mailhot
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 07:04:27 UTC

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