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Re: on HTTP/QUIC and HTTPBis

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:34:14 -0700
To: Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Cc: HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <27e854ef-c97f-60d5-120d-f82ed340b1d4@measurement-factory.com>
On 03/10/2017 12:38 PM, Patrick McManus wrote:
> there is no fundamental reason a client can't speak QUIC to a proxy in
> the same way some of them support h2 to the proxy now.

As the recent "how to block h2 without MitM" thread illustrates,
"speaking in the same way" is mostly useless when it comes to proxies.
If QUIC folks want to support proxies properly, they have to design the
protocol to allow for trusted proxies. Besides politics, there are
serious technical problems that neither HTTP/1 nor HTTP/2 solve in that
space.

Alex.
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