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Re: SPDY Header Frames

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:59:49 +0000
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <62550.1342511989@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <50051A91.1010401@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:
>On 2012-07-17 09:44, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>> ...
>> But a much, much better solution in this day and age is to only allow
>> one encoding, UTF-8. That by definition includes US-ASCII, covers all
>> the world's characters, and is what HTML is moving towards (with quite
>> surprising speed these days). And while in HTML (and other content
>> formats), non-ASCII is extremely widespread, in HTTP, it is not, and
>> having more than one encoding is needlessly complicated.
>> ...
>*If* we make a breaking change with respect to character encoding 
>schemes, this is indeed the change to make.

Indeed, and a change I think HTTP/2.0 should make, in light of a
20 year design lifetime.

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