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Re: Negotiating compression

From: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:26:45 +0200
Message-ID: <538C0B15.1000502@cisco.com>
To: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
CC: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Simone Bordet <simone.bordet@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On 5/30/14, 4:08 PM, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Eliot,
>
> On May 29, 2014, at 12:57 PM, Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I haven't seen any justification for creating a protocol variation.
>>> See Section 3.4 of RFC 6709:
>>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6709#section-3.4
>> That's really not the intent, if not the reading, of that section.  A
>> variation occurs within a protocol, and the key focus of that text is
>> one of assuring interoperability with means to identify among the
>> communicating systems that different rules in play.  Here there are
>> clear mechanisms to do that.  They are talking about a separate clearly
>> identified protocol.  Whether or not a separate protocol is warranted is
>> a different discussion.  Michael says yes.
> I didn't say anything about a separate protocol.

But that is how it would be implemented, as far as TLS is concerned,
unless you're taking a roundtrip hit.

Eliot
Received on Monday, 2 June 2014 05:27:16 UTC

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