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Re: Minimizing/avoiding User-Agent, was: SPDY Header Frames

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:35:10 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7RbeUxF811Y_uCSyaTD1-5dTcWPOLUo8ATqm8ifRVYG7amQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>wrote:

> In message <A48B3FD1-FB28-4057-B2E1-1FBA7F66B3D1@opera.com>, Karl Dubost
> writes
> :
>
> >nope. It hurts
> >
> >1. the users
> >2. then the blocked user agent market share.
>
> And this is different from today in what way ?
>
> The problem we are trying to solve is transmission efficiency
> not that people are morons od make mistakes...
>
>
If it's only about transmission efficiency, then using a URI doesn't really
help matters much, to be honest. If we specified the use of a URI, more
often than not, the URI would be used as nothing more than an opaque
identifier at best. Dereferencing the URI would quickly become viewed as
Something Not To Do. If an application needs anything more than a simple
identifier, they always have the option of using an extension header.

- James


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