[Standards] certification etc.

Mridul mridul at sun.com
Wed Mar 28 04:48:43 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.
> --Rachel Blackman <rcb at ceruleanstudios.com>
> Trillian Messenger - http://www.trillianastra.com/

Makes perfect sense.


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