Well-known URIs for the WebSocket Protocol
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Network Working Group                                         C. Bormann
Internet-Draft                                   Universitaet Bremen TZI
Updates: 6455 (if approved)                                 May 11, 2017
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: November 12, 2017

               Well-known URIs for the WebSocket Protocol
                      draft-bormann-hybi-ws-wk-00

Abstract

   RFC 5785 defines a path prefix, "/.well-known/", that can be used by
   well-known URIs, specifically for the "http" and "https" URI schemes.
   The present memo formally updates RFC 6455, which defines the URI
   schemes defined for the WebSocket Protocol, to extend the use of
   these well-known URIs to those URI schemes.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  IANA considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

1.  Introduction

   [RFC5785] defines a path prefix, "/.well-known", that can be used by
   well-known URIs, as well as an IANA registry for URI suffixes to be
   used with this path prefix for forming well-known URIs.

   In [RFC5785], this mechanism is specifically defined for the "http"
   and "https" URI schemes (now defined in [RFC7230]).  Other URI
   schemes such as "coap" and "coaps" [RFC7252] have since picked up
   this mechanism, sharing the registry of URI suffixes with that for
   HTTP(S).

   [RFC6455], which defines the URI schemes defined for the WebSocket
   Protocol, "ws" and "wss", does not define the use of well-known URIs
   for these URI schemes.

   The present memo formally updates [RFC6455], to extend the use of
   [RFC5785] well-known URIs to the URI schemes "ws" and "wss".

   Well-known URIs for "ws" and "wss" share the registry for URI
   suffixes established by [RFC5785]; no change is necessicated by the
   present memo in the registry or its IANA considerations.

2.  IANA considerations

   This memo does not require any IANA actions.

3.  Security considerations

   The Security Considerations of [RFC5785] apply and need to be
   considered for all well-known URIs.

   It has always been possible to form "ws" and "wss" URIs in such a way
   that they map to well-known HTTP(S) URIs when using the procedure in

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   Section 4 of [RFC6455], so no new security considerations about this
   are created by now formally making the well-known URI mechanism
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