[Webpush] Warren Kumari's No Objection on draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-08: (with COMMENT)

Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net> Tue, 15 August 2017 17:59 UTC

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Subject: [Webpush] Warren Kumari's No Objection on draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-08: (with COMMENT)
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Warren Kumari has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-08: No Objection

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Firstly, thanks to Tim Chown for his helpful OpsDir review (
) and for your response.

I only have nits on this document:
1:  I reviewed this and draft-ietf-webpush-vapid together. This document uses
title case for "User Agent" (and many other terms), while
draft-ietf-webpush-vapid and RFC8030 uses lower-case. Consistency would be nice

2: Section 2:
"In addition to the reasons described in [I-D.ietf-webpush-protocol], this
ensures that the authentication secret is not revealed to unauthorized
entities, which can be used to generate push messages that will be accepted by
the User Agent." -- this is ambiguous / confusing. It is unclear which which is
which. I'd suggest rewording to something like "... to unauthorized entities,
which would allow that entities to generate push messages that would be
accepted by the User Agent as valid" (or similar)

3: Section 7.  Security Considerations
"In particular, any HTTP header fields are not protected by the content
encoding scheme." -- I think you may mean "In particular, no HTTP header fields
are protected ..." (or similar)