The document that describes how to invoke TLS over HTTP is not in the hands
of the IESG for ratification as a standards track document. Maybe this is
why the IESG has not yet let the IPP/1.1 docs through :-), you can always be
From: Scott Lawrence [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 10:24 AM
To: IETF Transport Layer Security WG; firstname.lastname@example.org; Harald T.
Cc: Rohit Khare; Http-Wg@Hplb. Hpl. Hp. Com
Subject: Re: Last Call: Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1 to Proposed
> >The IESG has received a request from the Transport Layer Security
> >Working Group to consider Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1
> ><draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt> as a Proposed Standard.
> >To: email@example.com, IETF-Announce:;
> >From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>
> >Subject: Re: Last Call: Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1 to Proposed
> > Standard
>IANA considerations section for upgrade tokens is not thought through.
>At the least, the registrant should be allowed to change the contact
>for a registration, so the statement
> > 1. The registration for a given token MUST NOT be changed once
>is obviously not what's desired.
>I'd suggest the following rules:
>1. A token, once registered, stays registered forever.
>2. The registration MUST name a responsible party for the registration.
>3. The registration MUST name a point of contact.
>4. The registration MAY name the documentation required for the token.
>5. The responsible party MAY change the registration at any time. The
> IANA will keep a record of all such changes, and make them
> upon request.
>6. The responsible party for the first registration of a "product"
> MUST approve later registrations of a "version" token together
> "product" token before they can be registered.
>7. If absolutely required, the IESG MAY reassign the responsibility for
> a token. This will normally only be used in the case when a
> party cannot be contacted.
>A lot more words, but I think it's more workable.
An excellent formulation. The authors will gratefully accept this as a
friendly amendment if the IESG concurs.
-- Scott Lawrence Director of R & D <firstname.lastname@example.org> Agranat Systems, Inc. Embedded Web Technology http://www.agranat.com/