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Re: Questions about ALPN

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:15:40 +1100
Cc: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Andrei Popov" <Andrei.Popov@microsoft.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7301DDE3-947F-45E3-8A1F-24941E347BFD@mnot.net>
To: "Joseph Salowey (jsalowey)" <jsalowey@cisco.com>

On 29/10/2013, at 4:57 AM, "Joseph Salowey (jsalowey)" <jsalowey@cisco.com> wrote:

> [Joe] This may be part of the disconnect.   The ALPN extension was not designed to be solely used by the HTTPbis framework.   At this point I don't think it is safe to assume that everything in the registry will be relevant to HTTPbis.   Is this a problem for HTTPbis?

Well, it's an interesting question. We need a registry that the various things can point to. If some of the contents of this registry aren't appropriate, we might need to have a separate registry. Which means that people would have to do *two* registrations, which seems like busy work.

What if you didn't have any registry at all -- what if the name space of possible ALPN tokens being used was scoped by the port in use? Just thinking out loud.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 05:16:11 UTC

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