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Re: Discussion of Mandatory TLS in HTTP/2.0

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:47:51 +0000
To: Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>
cc: Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <17774.1342709271@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <50081C8B.4010006@jrn.me.uk>, Ross Nicoll writes:

>I'm guessing the idea would be to write an HTTP authentication protocol 
>that uses [...]

All I can see HTTP doing, is transport opaque tokens forth and back.

If we design the protocol to do that well enough, it will support
any identification/authentication protocol you care to put on top of
it today or at a later date.

Adding "solving the second hardest problem in cryptography" to our
TODO list, is scope-creep.

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