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Re: Adopting Alternative Services as a WG product

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:06:33 +0100
Message-ID: <532BF309.4040705@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2014-03-21 00:42, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> In London, we agreed to use the Alternative Services approach to satisfy issue #349 (Load Asymmetry).
>
> In subsequent discussion at the Design Team Meeting, it seemed like the most reasonable approach to doing this would be to publish the non-HTTP/2 specific parts in a separate draft, while keeping those parts specific to HTTP/2 in the main spec (in particular, the ALTSVC frame).
>
> I've just submitted draft -04 of Alternative Services:
>    http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-httpbis-alt-svc-04
> under consultation with Martin and Patrick.
>
> In parallel, I've just made a pull request to add the HTTP/2-specific parts, with appropriate references:
>    https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/pull/439
>
> As discussed, neither of these proposals contains language about HTTP:// over TLS or opportunistic encryption; that discussion is separate.
>
> Also as discussed, none of this places any requirement upon a recipient to do anything special for ALTSVC beyond not blowing up when it's encountered.
>
> Please have a look at these and raise any concerns you have. The plan is to convert the draft to a WG document, and Julian has graciously agreed to take over its editorship.

Stating the obvious: I support this proposal.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 March 2014 08:07:09 UTC

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