Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#460 closed design (fixed)

Via and gateways

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 23
Component: p1-messaging Severity: In WG Last Call
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by mnot@…)

p1 Section 2.3 says:

However, an HTTP-to-HTTP gateway that wishes to interoperate with third-party HTTP servers must conform to HTTP user agent requirements on the gateway's inbound connection and must implement the Connection (Section 6.1) and Via (Section 5.7.1) header fields for both connections.

This means that accelerators and CDNs MUST generate a Via header on the outbound connection. This isn't widely practiced, and I'm not sure it's necessary. Comments?

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 23

Relax the MUST generate Via on responses from gateways, provided that they don't removing any existing Via header.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by fielding@…

From [2286]:

Remove the requirement that gateways must generate Via in responses; clarify why the received-protocol values are important for protocol versioning; remove redundant (and insufficient) requirements from gateway intro; addresses #460

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by fielding@…

  • Resolution set to incorporated
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@…

From [2312]:

add gateway/via requirement change to the changes list (see #460)

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution incorporated deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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