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Re: Alternative Service Indication

From: Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 21:27:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKC-DJhfMaQ1Z8yEfkV1QPM_YMo4bCq5DszGOOpdsWsudSwXJg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
This looks good to me.


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>wrote:

> The discussion we've been having on this topic seems to have
> converged, or at least cooled a little.
> I've put together a pull request that combines the following changes:
> 1. Clients can send an ALTSVC frame to indicate the service that is in
> use.  This is HTTP/2 only, obviously.  The main advantage of this is
> that you can send a single frame.
> 2. Clients can send an Alt-Svc header field to indicate the service
> that is in use everywhere else.  This has to be on every request
> (i.e., no change).
> 3. Remove the Service header field in favour of the above.
> 4. Add some security considerations around the use of these indicators
> for tracking clients.  I was a little concerned about this at first,
> but now that I've done the thinking, the concern seems manageable.
> See the text here:
> https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/pull/474
> --Martin
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