[whatwg] Proposal for secure alternative connection

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Dec 14 01:47:29 PST 2011

On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:37:25 +0100, Ilhan Y. <ilhan at ilhan.name> wrote:
> I want to propose "secure alternative connection for the current
> connection". It has to me specified either by headers or by meta tag.
> Examples:
> Header example:
> Secure: https://pay.reddit.com/
> Meta tag example:
> <meta name="secure" content="https://pay.reddit.com/">
> When a user sets his web browser to connect over secure connection if
> available then the browser will redirect itself to that secure
> connection. Also, this is backward capable.

How is this different from a redirect?

It sounds like you might be interested in  
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec though.

Anne van Kesteren

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