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Re: intermediaries, implicit gzip, etags, no-transform

From: Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:08:46 +0200
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-ID: <op.xhtxcw2liw9drz@beryllium.oslo.osa>
On Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:50:55 +0200, Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>  
wrote:

> "Martin Nilsson" wrote:
>>
>> And we can know if the request is coming from XHR. We can also know
>> if the resource is inspected, saved, etc. since it is our UA code.
>>
>
> And intermediaries? How are they to know any of this, since it isn't
> *their* UA code?
>
>>
>> The response code doesn't have any semantic value here though, since
>> the UA already knows that the resource is transformed.
>>
>
> Maybe not to you, but without those semantics, how can intermediaries
> participate in the communication? That's where the semantic value comes
> in -- even if it isn't relevant to you, interoperability is relevant to
> the other components you don't have control over, is the point here.
>

The protocol is not designed to interop. The latest version released is a  
SPDY derived protocol not running on port 80. We plan to start encrypting  
it soon, if we aren't already in the latest release.

/Martin Nilsson

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