[whatwg] Question re: WSS
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 14 03:53:50 PDT 2009
On Sat, 8 Aug 2009, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> Since WebSockets seem to be talked about recently. I've have a couple
> of questions re: the http websocket implementation and https ie wss
I'm not sure what you mean by "the http websocket implementation", but I
will try to reply to your questions as best I can.
> 1. Will wss be able to perform a normal TLS handshake over wss?
If I understand your question correctly: yes, in fact it is required to.
> 2. Will it be able to send an X.509 certificate down the wire?
Is that a feature of TLS? If so, then it should work fine, assuming that
there is no need for support for this feature from the protocol tunneled
> 3. Is it likely that the receiving websocket will be able to access
> fields such as SubjectAltName in the certificate?
That depends entirely on how the server is architected. I see no reason
why it would not be possible.
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