Re: New Version Notification for draft-nottingham-httpbis-alt-svc-00.txt

On 15/10/2013, at 4:42 AM, Eliot Lear <> wrote:

> From a security perspective this is an improvement over draft-nottingham-http2-encryption.  Is the intent, therefore, to retire that draft?  

No; that draft will be pared down to just a proposal to use ALPN protocol identifiers in a different way, to achieve the effect of using TLS for "http://" URIs. Should be updated today.

> It does seem that someone should answer the question, "Why not use DNS for this?"  There's even a reasonable answer, which is that because this is a header, you are piggybacking it with data.

And so it has been done.

Mark Nottingham

Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 18:50:29 UTC