Re: [TLS] Registry for ALPN

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Mon, 26 August 2013 22:47 UTC

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On 8/26/13 4:38 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 26 August 2013 13:08, Stephan Friedl (sfriedl) <sfriedl@cisco.com> wrote:
>> I'd suggest that we drop the 'exp' prefix and replace the sentence calling out the experimental namespace with a statement directing protocol developers to reference RFC6648 in the event they feel the need for an 'experimental or private' protocol identifier.
> 
> In practice, what people do is very simple.  They make up a new string
> and start using it.  Then, sometimes, they get around to telling IANA
> about it.  It sounds kinda bad, but it does tend to work out.
> 
> I can't see a way to add text to that effect that wouldn't also invite
> confusion.

Tell people to mint their own names. RFC 6648 suggests ways to do that.
There's no need for yet another form of "X-".

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6648

Peter

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