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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Completely transform a request
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:34:23 GMT wrote:
>> That's why I thought bringing the concept over here was a good idea.
>> I'm finally getting some constructive criticism!
> It's an interesting idea. There have been years of work put into making
> HTTP and Apache "extensible" for ideas just such as this one and regardless
> of what anyone thinks of your idea if you can't implement it easily
> right now
> then the ball just isn't into the end-zone yet on the Server design.
> People can get kinda short and blunt over here but be advised that the
> only bad discussion about technology is not having one at all and,
> in general, the "constructive criticism" is all well-intentioned.


Actually, I gave the wrong RFC - take a look at

Simply using an 'Upgrade: PGP' header would be enough to make the transition.
All the code for rfc 2817 is already in mod_ssl... perhaps some of the more
generic handling of 'Connection: Upgrade' could be moved up in the protocol
layer, and mod_ssl and your mod_pgp/gpg module could both leverage the very
same hooks to interpret the Upgrade header.


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