Re: Alt-Svc #62: proxies

On 12.06.2015 22:38, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 12 June 2015 at 13:12, Roland Zink <> wrote:
>> So the additional input is missing so far in the text and there are no plans
>> to add them. I find it confusing if sometimes proxies should be used and
>> sometimes not depending on how the proxy to use is configured.
> Currently: "A client configured to use a proxy for a given request
> SHOULD NOT directly connect to an alternative service for it, but
> instead route it through that proxy."
> I take that to mean that you would query proxy.pac with the request
> URI.  That's limited, but no worse than what we have today.  If you
> are motivated, you could fix the shortcoming, but the pragmatist in me
> notices the efficacy of Mark's text in avoiding the need to specify
> something that depends on a non-existent specification for proxy
> discovery.
My concern is about a setup routing plain text http through a different 
proxy than TLS traffic. In this case this approach may fail. Don't know 
how often such an approach is used in practice.


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