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Re: explicitly authenticated proxy: new draft

From: Smith, Kevin, (R&D) Vodafone Group <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:28:10 +0000
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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Hi Salvatore,

Some feedback on the Abstract and section 1 of the draft. I'll provide any feedback on the remaining sections later in the week. Should any of these be approved, let me know if I can help with the editing.


Throughout: Suggest to change 'http://' to 'http' (since http is the name of the URI scheme). Same for https:// to 'https'

## Abstract: I think most of this can be explained in the introduction, and that we simply define the scope here:


This document specifies the behaviour of an Explicitly Authenticated proxy as an intermediary of TLS-protected 'http' traffic over HTTP/2.

## Add new section on goals/non-goals. i.e. why we are doing this, and what we are not doing

Goals and non-goals
The primary goal is to define an intermediary to TLS-protected 'http' traffic, that operates with the knowledge 
and explicit consent of the user

Non-goals are to define an intermediary for unprotected 'http' traffic over both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2, and for 'https' URIs. However the intermediary's expected behaviour for these cases is listed for completeness.

## Introduction (section 1). This is all good text but often repeats what is being discussed in the three referenced RFCs, which you have summarised well: so I suggest to remove the three explanatory paragraphs above 'Several drafts analysing[...]'.

Also for the last line of this section, needs to be explicit that this is TLS-protected http URIs:
This draft explicitly narrows down the general discussion to the role of Proxy as an intermediary of TLS-protected 'http' URIs over HTTP/2
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