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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:50:04 -0700
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6265F9FA-45B9-49BE-9CF0-8BC57F88437F@mnot.net>
To: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>

On 15/10/2013, at 4:42 AM, Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> 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   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 18:50:29 UTC

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