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alt-svc: Alt-Used security discussion #121

LPardue opened this issue Nov 20, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Nov 20, 2015

Section 5 foreshadows a discussion about privacy

As the Alt-Used header field might be used by the server for tracking the client, a client MAY choose not to include it in its requests for protecting its privacy (see Section 9.4).

However, Section 9.4 doesn't contain any mention of Alt-Used. Maybe all the information contained in the document is enough but this just struck me as a little odd.


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commented Nov 28, 2015

This inconsistency was caused by the fix for #36.

AFAIR, we made this change because the risk of tracking is there no matter whether Alt-Used is sent (see current Section 9.4). Thus, the simplest possible change would be to remove the whole sentence and the misleading forward reference.


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commented Dec 6, 2015


reschke added a commit that referenced this issue Dec 7, 2015

Remove statement about the tracking risk connect to Alt-Used and the …
…confusing forward reference to Security Considerations (#121)

@reschke reschke closed this Dec 7, 2015

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