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Re: Response to HTTP2 expresions of interest

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:37:23 +0000
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>
cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <45243.1342201043@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAMm+Lwgr1cnM3-iz_quKhN9N_dS1d6qdv26kSvKZ+T_Hr9L+hw@mail.gmail.com>
, 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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