[jsr369-experts] Servlet 4.0 and ALPN

From: Martin Mulholland <mmulholl_at_us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:41:58 -0400

Section 1.2 of the Servlet 4.0 spec states that, to support HTTP/2, there
is an implied requirement to support APLN. This is consistent with the
HTTP/2 RFC. In the same section it also states a requirement to support
Java SE 8 which is consistent with the Java EE 8 requirement for Java SE
8. However ALPN support is currently planned for Java SE 9 and is not part
of Java SE 8.

Are there any plans to backport ALPN to Java SE 8 or are we expecting
container providers to provide their own, or an open source, version of
ALPN? Thank you,

Thank you,
Martin Mulholland.
WebSphere Application Server Web Tier Architect
email: mmulholl_at_us.ibm.com