[Standards] certification etc.

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Tue Mar 27 22:06:11 UTC 2007


Rachel Blackman wrote:
>>> so does anyone have an objection with making stream compression 
>>> required for
>>> the intermediate suite?
>>
>> Well stream compression isn't practical for some (otherwise 
>> intermediate-compliant) clients running in constrained environments. 
>> For example, Flash clients. So, if stream compression was added to 
>> the requirements, there would probably need to be an exception for 
>> constrained clients.
>
> I think stream compression should only be a required element on the 
> server side, honestly, for the sake of clients that can't do 
> encryption and are bandwidth limited.  Clients in general are better 
> off doing TLS where available, rather than doing compressed 
> unencrypted streams.
>
> I'm fine with supporting compressed streams, myself, I just think it's 
> sort of redundant to make it a requirement, given TLS.

+1




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