Re: Response to HTTP2 expresions of interest

In message <>
, Phillip Hallam-Baker writes:

>5a) The TLS-HTTP gap
>Now as far as HTTP is concerned, headers have security implications
>and so HTTP is not going to be acceptably secure without either
>transport layer or packet layer security. 

I disagree.

What HTTP lacks is a clear distinction between "envelope" and "body"
the way SMTP and NNTP have it.

HTTP/2.0 would enable a lot more sites to run with cryptographic
security, if there were an unprotected envelope for load-balancers
to act on.

I also think it should be possible to mix protected and unprotected
requests on the same TCP session.

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Received on Friday, 13 July 2012 17:37:48 UTC