Re: https / SSL question
Andrew Kae wrote:
> I'm hoping someone has had experience w/ HTTPS / SSL. There seems to be
> very little documentation on HTTPS. I just have a few questions:
> 1) Are all socket connections in HTTPS (specifically version 1.1) done
> through SSL?
Yes (technically, the protocol now specified is TLS, the successor to SSL).
> 2) In HTTP 1.1 (not 1.0) you can send multiple GETs through the same socket
> connection. Can you do the same in HTTPS (1.1)?
Naturally. HTTP is transparent through the SSL connection (see
http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2818.txt). Whether or not multiple requests can be made
depends on the server and client supporting this through the 'Connection' header.
> 3) Does anyone know which versions of browsers HTTPS is compatible with
> such as IE or Netscape?
Hmmm, hard to say. I think both have support https for quite a while.
Jens B. Jorgensen