MASQUE                                                       D. Schinazi
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                HTTP Datagrams and the Capsule Protocol
                    draft-ietf-masque-h3-datagram-11

Abstract

   This document describes HTTP Datagrams, a convention for conveying
   multiplexed, potentially unreliable datagrams inside an HTTP
   connection.

   In HTTP/3, HTTP Datagrams can be sent unreliably using the QUIC
   DATAGRAM extension.  When the QUIC DATAGRAM frame is unavailable or
   undesirable, they can be sent using the Capsule Protocol, a more
   general convention for conveying data in HTTP connections.

   HTTP Datagrams and the Capsule Protocol are intended for use by HTTP
   extensions, not applications.

About This Document

   This note is to be removed before publishing as an RFC.

   The latest revision of this draft can be found at https://ietf-wg-
   masque.github.io/draft-ietf-masque-h3-datagram/draft-ietf-masque-
   h3-datagram.html.  Status information for this document may be found
   at https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-masque-h3-datagram/.

   Discussion of this document takes place on the MASQUE Working Group
   mailing list (mailto:masque@ietf.org), which is archived at
   https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/masque/.

   Source for this draft and an issue tracker can be found at
   https://github.com/ietf-wg-masque/draft-ietf-masque-h3-datagram.

Status of This Memo

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Conventions and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  HTTP Datagrams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  HTTP/3 Datagrams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.1.1.  The SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM HTTP/3 Setting . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  HTTP Datagrams using Capsules . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Capsules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  HTTP Data Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  The Capsule Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.3.  Error Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.4.  The Capsule-Protocol Header Field . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.5.  The DATAGRAM Capsule  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.1.  HTTP/3 Setting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.2.  HTTP/3 Error Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.3.  HTTP Header Field Name  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.4.  Capsule Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14



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     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   HTTP extensions (as defined in Section 16 of [HTTP]) sometimes need
   to access underlying transport protocol features such as unreliable
   delivery (as offered by [DGRAM]) to enable desirable features.  For
   example, this could allow introducing an unreliable version of the
   CONNECT method, or adding unreliable delivery to WebSockets
   [WEBSOCKET].

   In Section 2, this document describes HTTP Datagrams, a convention
   that supports the bidirectional and optionally multiplexed exchange
   of data inside an HTTP connection.  While HTTP Datagrams are
   associated with HTTP requests, they are not part of message content;
   instead, they are intended for use by HTTP extensions (such as the
   CONNECT method), and are compatible with all versions of HTTP.

   When HTTP is running over a transport protocol that supports
   unreliable delivery (such as when the QUIC DATAGRAM extension [DGRAM]
   is available to HTTP/3 [HTTP/3]), HTTP Datagrams can use that
   capability.

   This document also describes the HTTP Capsule Protocol in Section 3,
   to allow conveyance of HTTP Datagrams using reliable delivery.  This
   addresses HTTP/3 cases where use of the QUIC DATAGRAM frame is
   unavailable or undesirable, or where the transport protocol only
   provides reliable delivery, such as with HTTP/1.1 [HTTP/1.1] or
   HTTP/2 [HTTP/2] over TCP [TCP].

1.1.  Conventions and Definitions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
   BCP 14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

   This document uses terminology from [QUIC].

   Where this document defines protocol types, the definition format
   uses the notation from Section 1.3 of [QUIC].  Where fields within
   types are integers, they are encoded using the variable-length
   integer encoding from Section 16 of [QUIC].  Integer values do not
   need to be encoded on the minimum number of bytes necessary.




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   In this document, the term "intermediary" refers to an HTTP
   intermediary as defined in Section 3.7 of [HTTP].

2.  HTTP Datagrams

   HTTP Datagrams are a convention for conveying bidirectional and
   potentially unreliable datagrams inside an HTTP connection, with
   multiplexing when possible.  All HTTP Datagrams are associated with
   an HTTP request.

   When HTTP Datagrams are conveyed on an HTTP/3 connection, the QUIC
   DATAGRAM frame can be used to achieve these goals, including
   unreliable delivery; see Section 2.1.  Negotiating the use of QUIC
   DATAGRAM frames for HTTP Datagrams is achieved via the exchange of
   HTTP/3 settings; see Section 2.1.1.

   When running over HTTP/2, demultiplexing is provided by the HTTP/2
   framing layer, but unreliable delivery is unavailable.  HTTP
   Datagrams are negotiated and conveyed using the Capsule Protocol; see
   Section 3.5.

   When running over HTTP/1.x, requests are strictly serialized in the
   connection, and therefore demultiplexing is not available.
   Unreliable delivery is likewise not available.  HTTP Datagrams are
   negotiated and conveyed using the Capsule Protocol; see Section 3.5.

   HTTP Datagrams MUST only be sent with an association to an HTTP
   request that explicitly supports them.  For example, existing HTTP
   methods GET and POST do not define semantics for associated HTTP
   Datagrams; therefore, HTTP Datagrams cannot be sent associated with
   GET or POST request streams.

   If an HTTP Datagram is received and it is associated with a request
   that has no known semantics for HTTP Datagrams, the receiver MUST
   terminate the request; if HTTP/3 is in use, the request stream MUST
   be aborted with H3_DATAGRAM_ERROR (0x33).  HTTP extensions MAY
   override these requirements by defining a negotiation mechanism and
   semantics for HTTP Datagrams.

2.1.  HTTP/3 Datagrams

   When used with HTTP/3, the Datagram Data field of QUIC DATAGRAM
   frames uses the following format:

   HTTP/3 Datagram {
     Quarter Stream ID (i),
     HTTP Datagram Payload (..),
   }



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                      Figure 1: HTTP/3 Datagram Format

   Quarter Stream ID:  A variable-length integer that contains the value
      of the client-initiated bidirectional stream that this datagram is
      associated with, divided by four (the division by four stems from
      the fact that HTTP requests are sent on client-initiated
      bidirectional streams, and those have stream IDs that are
      divisible by four).  The largest legal QUIC stream ID value is
      2^62-1, so the largest legal value of Quarter Stream ID is 2^60-1.
      Receipt of an HTTP/3 Datagram that includes a larger value MUST be
      treated as an HTTP/3 connection error of type H3_DATAGRAM_ERROR
      (0x33).

   HTTP Datagram Payload:  The payload of the datagram, whose semantics
      are defined by the extension that is using HTTP Datagrams.  Note
      that this field can be empty.

   Receipt of a QUIC DATAGRAM frame whose payload is too short to allow
   parsing the Quarter Stream ID field MUST be treated as an HTTP/3
   connection error of type H3_DATAGRAM_ERROR (0x33).

   HTTP/3 Datagrams MUST NOT be sent unless the corresponding stream's
   send side is open.  If a datagram is received after the corresponding
   stream's receive side is closed, the received datagrams MUST be
   silently dropped.

   If an HTTP/3 Datagram is received and its Quarter Stream ID maps to a
   stream that has not yet been created, the receiver SHALL either drop
   that datagram silently or buffer it temporarily (on the order of a
   round trip) while awaiting the creation of the corresponding stream.

   If an HTTP/3 Datagram is received and its Quarter Stream ID maps to a
   stream that cannot be created due to client-initiated bidirectional
   stream limits, it SHOULD be treated as an HTTP/3 connection error of
   type H3_ID_ERROR.  Generating an error is not mandatory in this case
   because HTTP/3 implementations might have practical barriers to
   determining the active stream concurrency limit that is applied by
   the QUIC layer.

   Prioritization of HTTP/3 Datagrams is not defined in this document.
   Future extensions MAY define how to prioritize datagrams, and MAY
   define signaling to allow communicating prioritization preferences.

2.1.1.  The SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM HTTP/3 Setting

   Endpoints can indicate to their peer that they are willing to receive
   HTTP/3 Datagrams by sending the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM (0x33) setting
   with a value of 1.



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   The value of the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting MUST be either 0 or 1.
   A value of 0 indicates that the implementation is not willing to
   receive HTTP Datagrams.  If the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting is
   received with a value that is neither 0 nor 1, the receiver MUST
   terminate the connection with error H3_SETTINGS_ERROR.

   QUIC DATAGRAM frames MUST NOT be sent until the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM
   setting has been both sent and received with a value of 1.

   When clients use 0-RTT, they MAY store the value of the server's
   SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting.  Doing so allows the client to send
   QUIC DATAGRAM frames in 0-RTT packets.  When servers decide to accept
   0-RTT data, they MUST send a SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting greater
   than or equal to the value they sent to the client in the connection
   where they sent them the NewSessionTicket message.  If a client
   stores the value of the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting with their 0-RTT
   state, they MUST validate that the new value of the
   SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting sent by the server in the handshake is
   greater than or equal to the stored value; if not, the client MUST
   terminate the connection with error H3_SETTINGS_ERROR.  In all cases,
   the maximum permitted value of the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting
   parameter is 1.

   It is RECOMMENDED that implementations that support receiving HTTP/3
   Datagrams always send the SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting with a value
   of 1, even if the application does not intend to use HTTP/3
   Datagrams.  This helps to avoid "sticking out"; see Section 4.

2.1.1.1.  Note About Draft Versions

   [[RFC editor: please remove this section before publication.]]

   Some revisions of this draft specification use a different value (the
   Identifier field of a Setting in the HTTP/3 SETTINGS frame) for the
   SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting.  This allows new draft revisions to
   make incompatible changes.  Multiple draft versions MAY be supported
   by sending multiple values for SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM.  Once SETTINGS
   have been sent and received, an implementation that supports multiple
   drafts MUST compute the intersection of the values it has sent and
   received, and then it MUST select and use the most recent draft
   version from the intersection set.  This ensures that both peers
   negotiate the same draft version.

2.2.  HTTP Datagrams using Capsules

   When HTTP/3 Datagrams are unavailable or undesirable, HTTP Datagrams
   can be sent using the Capsule Protocol, see Section 3.5.




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3.  Capsules

   One mechanism to extend HTTP is to introduce new HTTP Upgrade Tokens
   (see Section 16.7 of [HTTP]).  In HTTP/1.x, these tokens are used via
   the Upgrade mechanism (see Section 7.8 of [HTTP]).  In HTTP/2 and
   HTTP/3, these tokens are used via the Extended CONNECT mechanism (see
   [EXT-CONNECT2] and [EXT-CONNECT3]).

   This specification introduces the Capsule Protocol.  The Capsule
   Protocol is a sequence of type-length-value tuples that definitions
   of new HTTP Upgrade Tokens can choose to use.  It allows endpoints to
   reliably communicate request-related information end-to-end on HTTP
   request streams, even in the presence of HTTP intermediaries.  The
   Capsule Protocol can be used to exchange HTTP Datagrams, which is
   necessary when HTTP is running over a transport that does not support
   the QUIC DATAGRAM frame.  The Capsule Protocol can also be used to
   communicate reliable and bidirectional control messages associated
   with a datagram-based protocol even when HTTP/3 Datagrams are in use.

3.1.  HTTP Data Streams

   This specification defines the "data stream" of an HTTP request as
   the bidirectional stream of bytes that follows the header section of
   the request message and the final response message that is either
   successful (i.e., 2xx) or upgraded (i.e., 101).

   In HTTP/1.x, the data stream consists of all bytes on the connection
   that follow the blank line that concludes either the request header
   section, or the final response header section.  As a result, only the
   last HTTP request on an HTTP/1.x connection can start the capsule
   protocol.

   In HTTP/2 and HTTP/3, the data stream of a given HTTP request
   consists of all bytes sent in DATA frames with the corresponding
   stream ID.

   The concept of a data stream is particularly relevant for methods
   such as CONNECT where there is no HTTP message content after the
   headers.

   Data streams can be prioritized using any means suited to stream or
   request prioritization.  For example, see Section 11 of [PRIORITY].

   Data streams are subject to the flow control mechanisms of the
   underlying layers (for example, HTTP/2 stream flow control, HTTP/2
   connection flow control, and TCP flow control).





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3.2.  The Capsule Protocol

   Definitions of new HTTP Upgrade Tokens can state that their
   associated request's data stream uses the Capsule Protocol.  If they
   do so, that means that the contents of the associated request's data
   stream uses the following format:

   Capsule Protocol {
     Capsule (..) ...,
   }

                  Figure 2: Capsule Protocol Stream Format

   Capsule {
     Capsule Type (i),
     Capsule Length (i),
     Capsule Value (..),
   }

                          Figure 3: Capsule Format

   Capsule Type:  A variable-length integer indicating the Type of the
      capsule.  An IANA registry is used to manage the assignment of
      Capsule Types; see Section 5.4.

   Capsule Length:  The length in bytes of the Capsule Value field
      following this field, encoded as a variable-length integer.  Note
      that this field can have a value of zero.

   Capsule Value:  The payload of this capsule.  Its semantics are
      determined by the value of the Capsule Type field.

   An intermediary can identify the use of the capsule protocol either
   through the presence of the Capsule-Protocol header field
   (Section 3.4) or by understanding the chosen HTTP Upgrade token.

   Because new protocols or extensions might define new capsule types,
   intermediaries that wish to allow for future extensibility SHOULD
   forward capsules without modification, unless the definition of the
   Capsule Type in use specifies additional intermediary processing.
   One such Capsule Type is the DATAGRAM capsule; see Section 3.5.  In
   particular, intermediaries SHOULD forward Capsules with an unknown
   Capsule Type without modification.

   Endpoints which receive a Capsule with an unknown Capsule Type MUST
   silently drop that Capsule and skip over it to parse the next
   Capsule.




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   By virtue of the definition of the data stream:

   *  The Capsule Protocol is not in use unless the response includes a
      2xx (Successful) or 101 (Switching Protocols) status code.

   *  When the Capsule Protocol is in use, the associated HTTP request
      and response do not carry HTTP content.  A future extension MAY
      define a new capsule type to carry HTTP content.

   Since the Capsule Protocol only applies to definitions of new HTTP
   Upgrade Tokens, in HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 it can only be used with the
   CONNECT method.  Therefore, once both endpoints agree to use the
   Capsule Protocol, the frame usage requirements of the stream change
   as specified in Section 8.5 of [HTTP/2] and Section 4.2 of [HTTP/3].

   The Capsule Protocol MUST NOT be used with messages that contain
   Content-Length, Content-Type, or Transfer-Encoding header fields.
   Additionally, HTTP status codes 204 (No Content), 205 (Reset
   Content), and 206 (Partial Content) MUST NOT be sent on responses
   that use the Capsule Protocol.  A receiver that observes a violation
   of these requirements MUST treat the HTTP message as malformed.

   When processing capsules, a receiver might be tempted to accumulate
   the full length of the capsule value in the data stream before
   handling it.  This approach SHOULD be avoided, because it can consume
   flow control in underlying layers, and that might lead to deadlocks
   if the capsule data exhausts the flow control window.

3.3.  Error Handling

   When a receiver encounters an error processing the Capsule Protocol,
   the receiver MUST treat it as if it had received a malformed or
   incomplete HTTP message.  For HTTP/3, the handling of malformed
   messages is described in Section 4.1.3 of [HTTP/3].  For HTTP/2, the
   handling of malformed messages is described in Section 8.1.1 of
   [HTTP/2].  For HTTP/1.x, the handling of incomplete messages is
   described in Section 8 of [HTTP/1.1].

   Each capsule's payload MUST contain exactly the fields identified in
   its description.  A capsule payload that contains additional bytes
   after the identified fields or a capsule payload that terminates
   before the end of the identified fields MUST be treated as it if were
   a malformed or incomplete message.  In particular, redundant length
   encodings MUST be verified to be self-consistent.







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   If the receive side of a stream carrying capsules is terminated
   cleanly (for example, in HTTP/3 this is defined as receiving a QUIC
   STREAM frame with the FIN bit set) and the last capsule on the stream
   was truncated, this MUST be treated as if it were a malformed or
   incomplete message.

3.4.  The Capsule-Protocol Header Field

   The "Capsule-Protocol" header field is an Item Structured Field, see
   Section 3.3 of [STRUCT-FIELD]; its value MUST be a Boolean; any other
   value type MUST be handled as if the field were not present by
   recipients (for example, if this field is included multiple times,
   its type will become a List and the field will therefore be ignored).
   This document does not define any parameters for the Capsule-Protocol
   header field value, but future documents might define parameters.
   Receivers MUST ignore unknown parameters.

   Endpoints indicate that the Capsule Protocol is in use on a data
   stream by sending a Capsule-Protocol header field with a true value.
   A Capsule-Protocol header field with a false value has the same
   semantics as when the header is not present.

   Intermediaries MAY use this header field to allow processing of HTTP
   Datagrams for unknown HTTP Upgrade Tokens; note that this is only
   possible for HTTP Upgrade or Extended CONNECT.

   The Capsule-Protocol header field MUST NOT be used on HTTP responses
   with a status code that is both different from 101 and outside the
   2xx range.

   When using the Capsule Protocol, HTTP endpoints SHOULD send the
   Capsule-Protocol header field to simplify intermediary processing.
   Definitions of new HTTP Upgrade Tokens that use the Capsule Protocol
   MAY alter this recommendation.

3.5.  The DATAGRAM Capsule

   This document defines the DATAGRAM (0x00) capsule type.  This capsule
   allows HTTP Datagrams to be sent on a stream using the Capsule
   Protocol.  This is particularly useful when HTTP is running over a
   transport that does not support the QUIC DATAGRAM frame.

   Datagram Capsule {
     Type (i) = 0x00,
     Length (i),
     HTTP Datagram Payload (..),
   }




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                     Figure 4: DATAGRAM Capsule Format

   HTTP Datagram Payload:  The payload of the datagram, whose semantics
      are defined by the extension that is using HTTP Datagrams.  Note
      that this field can be empty.

   HTTP Datagrams sent using the DATAGRAM capsule have the same
   semantics as those sent in QUIC DATAGRAM frames.  In particular, the
   restrictions on when it is allowed to send an HTTP Datagram and how
   to process them from Section 2.1 also apply to HTTP Datagrams sent
   and received using the DATAGRAM capsule.

   An intermediary can reencode HTTP Datagrams as it forwards them.  In
   other words, an intermediary MAY send a DATAGRAM capsule to forward
   an HTTP Datagram that was received in a QUIC DATAGRAM frame, and vice
   versa.  Intermediaries MUST NOT perform this reencoding unless they
   have identified the use of the Capsule Protocol on the corresponding
   request stream; see Section 3.2.

   Note that while DATAGRAM capsules that are sent on a stream are
   reliably delivered in order, intermediaries can reencode DATAGRAM
   capsules into QUIC DATAGRAM frames when forwarding messages, which
   could result in loss or reordering.

   If an intermediary receives an HTTP Datagram in a QUIC DATAGRAM frame
   and is forwarding it on a connection that supports QUIC DATAGRAM
   frames, the intermediary SHOULD NOT convert that HTTP Datagram to a
   DATAGRAM capsule.  If the HTTP Datagram is too large to fit in a
   DATAGRAM frame (for example because the path MTU of that QUIC
   connection is too low or if the maximum UDP payload size advertised
   on that connection is too low), the intermediary SHOULD drop the HTTP
   Datagram instead of converting it to a DATAGRAM capsule.  This
   preserves the end-to-end unreliability characteristic that methods
   such as Datagram Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery (DPLPMTUD)
   depend on [DPLPMTUD].  An intermediary that converts QUIC DATAGRAM
   frames to DATAGRAM capsules allows HTTP Datagrams to be arbitrarily
   large without suffering any loss; this can misrepresent the true path
   properties, defeating methods such as DPLPMTUD.

   While DATAGRAM capsules can theoretically carry a payload of length
   2^62-1, most HTTP extensions that use HTTP Datagrams will have their
   own limits on what datagram payload sizes are practical.
   Implementations SHOULD take those limits into account when parsing
   DATAGRAM capsules: if an incoming DATAGRAM capsule has a length that
   is known to be so large as to not be usable, the implementation
   SHOULD discard the capsule without buffering its contents into
   memory.




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   Since QUIC DATAGRAM frames are required to fit within a QUIC packet,
   implementations that reencode DATAGRAM capsules into QUIC DATAGRAM
   frames might be tempted to accumulate the entire capsule in the
   stream before reencoding it.  This SHOULD be avoided, because it can
   cause flow control problems; see Section 3.2.

   Note that it is possible for an HTTP extension to use HTTP Datagrams
   without using the Capsule Protocol.  For example, if an HTTP
   extension that uses HTTP Datagrams is only defined over transports
   that support QUIC DATAGRAM frames, it might not need a stream
   encoding.  Additionally, HTTP extensions can use HTTP Datagrams with
   their own data stream protocol.  However, new HTTP extensions that
   wish to use HTTP Datagrams SHOULD use the Capsule Protocol as failing
   to do so will make it harder for the HTTP extension to support
   versions of HTTP other than HTTP/3 and will prevent interoperability
   with intermediaries that only support the Capsule Protocol.

4.  Security Considerations

   Since transmitting HTTP Datagrams using QUIC DATAGRAM frames requires
   sending the HTTP/3 SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM setting, it "sticks out".  In
   other words, probing clients can learn whether a server supports HTTP
   Datagrams over QUIC DATAGRAM frames.  As some servers might wish to
   obfuscate the fact that they offer application services that use HTTP
   Datagrams, it's best for all implementations that support this
   feature to always send this setting, see Section 2.1.1.

   Since use of the Capsule Protocol is restricted to new HTTP Upgrade
   Tokens, it is not accessible from Web Platform APIs (such as those
   commonly accessed via JavaScript in web browsers).

   Definitions of new HTTP Upgrade Tokens that use the Capsule Protocol
   need to perform a security analysis that considers the impact of HTTP
   Datagrams and Capsules in the context of their protocol.

5.  IANA Considerations

5.1.  HTTP/3 Setting

   This document will request IANA to register the following entry in
   the "HTTP/3 Settings" registry maintained at
   <https://www.iana.org/assignments/http3-parameters>:

   Value:  0x33
   Setting Name:  SETTINGS_H3_DATAGRAM
   Default:  0
   Status:  provisional (permanent if this document is approved)
   Specification:  This Document



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   Change Controller:  IETF
   Contact:  HTTP_WG; HTTP working group; ietf-http-wg@w3.org

5.2.  HTTP/3 Error Code

   This document will request IANA to register the following entry in
   the "HTTP/3 Error Codes" registry maintained at
   <https://www.iana.org/assignments/http3-parameters>:

   Value:  0x33
   Name:  H3_DATAGRAM_ERROR
   Description:  Datagram or capsule protocol parse error
   Status:  provisional (permanent if this document is approved)
   Specification:  This Document
   Change Controller:  IETF
   Contact:  HTTP_WG; HTTP working group; ietf-http-wg@w3.org

5.3.  HTTP Header Field Name

   This document will request IANA to register the following entry in
   the "HTTP Field Name" registry maintained at
   <https://www.iana.org/assignments/http-fields>:

   Field Name:  Capsule-Protocol
   Template:  None
   Status:  provisional (permanent if this document is approved)
   Reference:  This document
   Comments:  None

5.4.  Capsule Types

   This document establishes a registry for HTTP capsule type codes.
   The "HTTP Capsule Types" registry governs a 62-bit space, and
   operates under the QUIC registration policy documented in
   Section 22.1 of [QUIC].  This new registry includes the common set of
   fields listed in Section 22.1.1 of [QUIC].  In addition to those
   common fields, all registrations in this registry MUST include a
   "Capsule Type" field which contains a short name or label for the
   capsule type.

   Permanent registrations in this registry are assigned using the
   Specification Required policy (Section 4.6 of [IANA-POLICY]), except
   for values between 0x00 and 0x3f (in hexadecimal; inclusive), which
   are assigned using Standards Action or IESG Approval as defined in
   Sections 4.9 and 4.10 of [IANA-POLICY].






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   Capsule types with a value of the form 0x29 * N + 0x17 for integer
   values of N are reserved to exercise the requirement that unknown
   capsule types be ignored.  These capsules have no semantics and can
   carry arbitrary values.  These values MUST NOT be assigned by IANA
   and MUST NOT appear in the listing of assigned values.

   This registry initially contains the following entry:

   Value:  0x00
   Capsule Type:  DATAGRAM
   Status:  permanent
   Specification:  This document
   Change Controller:  IETF
   Contact:  MASQUE Working Group masque@ietf.org
      (mailto:masque@ietf.org)
   Notes:  None

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [DGRAM]    Pauly, T., Kinnear, E., and D. Schinazi, "An Unreliable
              Datagram Extension to QUIC", RFC 9221,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC9221, March 2022,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9221>.

   [HTTP]     Fielding, R., Ed., Nottingham, M., Ed., and J. Reschke,
              Ed., "HTTP Semantics", STD 97, RFC 9110,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC9110, June 2022,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9110>.

   [HTTP/1.1] Fielding, R., Ed., Nottingham, M., Ed., and J. Reschke,
              Ed., "HTTP/1.1", STD 99, RFC 9112, DOI 10.17487/RFC9112,
              June 2022, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9112>.

   [HTTP/2]   Thomson, M., Ed. and C. Benfield, Ed., "HTTP/2", RFC 9113,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC9113, June 2022,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9113>.

   [HTTP/3]   Bishop, M., Ed., "HTTP/3", RFC 9114, DOI 10.17487/RFC9114,
              June 2022, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9114>.

   [IANA-POLICY]
              Cotton, M., Leiba, B., and T. Narten, "Guidelines for
              Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26,
              RFC 8126, DOI 10.17487/RFC8126, June 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8126>.




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   [QUIC]     Iyengar, J., Ed. and M. Thomson, Ed., "QUIC: A UDP-Based
              Multiplexed and Secure Transport", RFC 9000,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC9000, May 2021,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9000>.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2119>.

   [RFC8174]  Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC
              2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174,
              May 2017, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8174>.

   [STRUCT-FIELD]
              Nottingham, M. and P-H. Kamp, "Structured Field Values for
              HTTP", RFC 8941, DOI 10.17487/RFC8941, February 2021,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8941>.

   [TCP]      Postel, J., "Transmission Control Protocol", STD 7,
              RFC 793, DOI 10.17487/RFC0793, September 1981,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc793>.

6.2.  Informative References

   [DPLPMTUD] Fairhurst, G., Jones, T., Tüxen, M., Rüngeler, I., and T.
              Völker, "Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery for
              Datagram Transports", RFC 8899, DOI 10.17487/RFC8899,
              September 2020, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8899>.

   [EXT-CONNECT2]
              McManus, P., "Bootstrapping WebSockets with HTTP/2",
              RFC 8441, DOI 10.17487/RFC8441, September 2018,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8441>.

   [EXT-CONNECT3]
              Hamilton, R., "Bootstrapping WebSockets with HTTP/3",
              RFC 9220, DOI 10.17487/RFC9220, June 2022,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9220>.

   [PRIORITY] Oku, K. and L. Pardue, "Extensible Prioritization Scheme
              for HTTP", RFC 9218, DOI 10.17487/RFC9218, June 2022,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9218>.

   [WEBSOCKET]
              Fette, I. and A. Melnikov, "The WebSocket Protocol",
              RFC 6455, DOI 10.17487/RFC6455, December 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6455>.



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Acknowledgments

   Portions of this document were previously part of the QUIC DATAGRAM
   frame definition itself, the authors would like to acknowledge the
   authors of that document and the members of the IETF MASQUE working
   group for their suggestions.  Additionally, the authors would like to
   thank Martin Thomson for suggesting the use of an HTTP/3 setting.
   Furthermore, the authors would like to thank Ben Schwartz for writing
   the first proposal that used two layers of indirection.  The final
   design in this document came out of the HTTP Datagrams Design Team,
   whose members were Alan Frindell, Alex Chernyakhovsky, Ben Schwartz,
   Eric Rescorla, Marcus Ihlar, Martin Thomson, Mike Bishop, Tommy
   Pauly, Victor Vasiliev, and the authors of this document.  The
   authors thank Mark Nottingham and Philipp Tiesel for their helpful
   comments.

Authors' Addresses

   David Schinazi
   Google LLC
   1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
   Mountain View, CA 94043
   United States of America
   Email: dschinazi.ietf@gmail.com


   Lucas Pardue
   Cloudflare
   Email: lucaspardue.24.7@gmail.com






















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