[PATCH] SSL: support ALPN (IETF's successor to NPN)

Rob Stradling rob.stradling at comodo.com
Fri Nov 15 10:24:16 UTC 2013

On 15/11/13 00:28, Alex wrote:
>>> Maybe I'm wrong since English isn't my native language, but should it be:
>>>    "nginx was built without OpenSSL ALPN or NPN " (s/and/or/)
>>> ?
>> Neither am I, but not really. Double negation makes this tricky, but
>> "or" would mean that it was built with one but not both, whereas "and"
>> means that it was built with neither.
> Not a native English speaker either - but I think the conjunction "nor"
> would do the trick to avoid ambiguity. ;)
> "nginx was built without OpenSSL ALPN nor NPN"

I think "neither...nor" is what you're looking for.  (I don't think 
"without...nor" is grammatically correct).

Something like...
"nginx was built with support for neither ALPN nor NPN"

(P.S. I'm English, but I have to say that it's not uncommon for the 
non-native English speakers to have a better grasp of English grammar 
than the natives!  ;-) )

Rob Stradling
Senior Research & Development Scientist
COMODO - Creating Trust Online

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