Robert Wilton's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-client-hints-14: (with COMMENT)

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Subject: Robert Wilton's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-client-hints-14: (with COMMENT)
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Robert Wilton has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpbis-client-hints-14: No Objection

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Hi,

Thanks for this document.  It seemed relatively easy to read, although I'm not
sure whether I'm totally bought into the idea since it feels like it is perhaps
making HTTP a little bit less stateless.  However, I'm not particularly
familiar with the details of HTTP as it is outside my domain of expertise.

One issue that wasn't clear to me was how do you ensure that two independent
entities don't both try and standardize the same client hint.  From looking at
the IANA section in https://wicg.github.io/ua-client-hints/ it seems the answer
is probably that the client hint headers would be expected to be registered in
RFC3864.  It might be useful if this document had some text describing this,
along with a reference to RFC 3864.

Regards,
Rob