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Re: Revert Request for "http+aes" scheme (see also ISSUE-179)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:24:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4F57617B.1000403@gmx.de>
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 2012-03-07 14:06, Kornel Lesiński wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 10:50:11 -0000, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I believe that the addition of the "http+aes" URI scheme
>> (<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html.diff?r1=1.5601;r2=1.5602>
>> plus subsequent edits) is controversial in that:
>> - there's a related issue (ISSUE-179) which hasn't been decided yet,
> I fail to see connection with av_param issue (unless you're referring to
> Encrypted Media proposal that followed it).

Indeed; I was mislead by the subject lines, and thought that the 
Encrypted Media proposal was more directly connected.

> However, even though I've proposed the scheme myself, I won't object to
> the removal, as there were some good comments made on ietf-http-wg
> mailing list regarding this scheme. I think it may be redesigned to use
> "enc:<keyinfo>:http://.." syntax[1] or rely on an intermediate file with
> key and checksums[2].


I agree that this feature might be interesting, but then, there are many 
things that might be.

At some point we need to draw a line, otherwise last-calling things is a 

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:24:54 UTC

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