Re: HTTP redirect for HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) in CDN use cases

Hey Patrick,

On Sun, 4 Nov 2018, 03:39 Patrick McManus < wrote:

> * alternative services might also fit your use case - rfc 7838 .. in
> particular they have better fallback behavior if you want to revert to the
> original URI in case of reachability.

The sad reality is that, in my experience, client support for using Alt-Svc
like this is pretty bad. The last time I checked, even Chrome can't handle
host redirection for HTTP/1.1 or HTTP/2 connections (I can dig out the bug
if you like).

For non-browser clients, which Ori's document is likely targeting, I'd be
shocked if they had any support for Alt-Svc in a fully compliant way. Given
that there is trouble implementing redirects ;-).

Firefox is the only one that seems to do Alt-Svc to its full extent
(protocol support aside).


Received on Sunday, 4 November 2018 08:59:29 UTC