AD Evaluation of draft-ietf-httpbis-tunnel-protocol-03

My comments, which I'd like to discuss and sort out before requesting
last call on this:

Please remove the Editorial Note right after the Abstract.  The
references it makes have already been removed.

Then please correct the URL references [5] (now [1]) and [6] (now [2])
later in the document.

I find the document to be confusing for a couple of reasons:

1. This header field is not used in an ALPN negotiation, right?
That's not made clear.  The third paragraph of the Introduction is the
only thing that says anything about this, and it doesn't say much.  I
think you need to be more explicit that this provides information that
might/will/must (clarify) be used in an ALPN negotiation, but that the
HTTP CONNECT doesn't directly do that.  (In a sense, it seems that
calling this "ALPN" is itself the thing that causes confusion.)

2. It's not at all clear what happens when we don't use TLS.  That
same third paragraph in the Introduction is, again, the only mention
we have, and it's fluffy about it.  The fourth paragraph in the Intro
doesn't shed much more light.

Can you better explain how the contents of this header field are used,
both in TLS context and without TLS?


Received on Friday, 1 May 2015 09:27:01 UTC