[Libwebsockets] http2 support

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Tue Feb 7 03:38:39 CET 2017


I could probably lecture for an hour on all of the various flavors of
denial that IETF folks cultivate. Don't ever let work that you care about
go there.

    Bruce

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:28 PM, Joel Winarske <joel.winarske at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Bummer.  Thanks for the status.
>
> As an aside I was doing some bench marking today (site load time) against
> our in-house C++ solution - libwebsockets outperforms it :)  Nice work!
>
>
> Joel
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 3:34 PM, Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On February 7, 2017 6:04:54 AM GMT+08:00, Joel Winarske <
>> joel.winarske at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >Hi Andy,
>> >
>> >What's the state of http2 support in master?
>>
>> "Experimental"... a couple of years ago I got it to the point it could
>> serve one h2 stream on a connection over ssl/alpn, via curl or so.  Since
>> this was a huge amount of work - it's nothing like http/1.x, just passing
>> headers requires all kinds of specialized adaptive binary encodings - I
>> wrote up how to reproduce it in the README and here, and nobody was
>> interested.
>>
>> Also you should know despite my arguing for it, the h2 guys seem to
>> regard websockets as declasse and discussion about it to stink up their
>> pure and beautiful h2 list.  That was the case a couple of years ago when
>> they were coming to the end of defining the standard, they defined no way
>> to carry ws[s] on h2 and ignored arguments for it.  And it's the case a
>> couple of months ago when it came up again, they tried to push discussion
>> on a shut down Hybi list as if scraping shit off their shoe.  So there is
>> no standardized way to carry ws[s] on h2, the official line is do it on
>> http/1, or more accurately, "let them eat http/1".
>>
>> For those reasons, zero interest until recently, zero help, and no way to
>> tie it to ws, it's stuck at about 85%.
>>
>> -Andy
>>
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >Joel
>>
>
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