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Re: Some general SPDY feedback / questions

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:37:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7RbcKKedmhNJe-nLz531wrfLW=zV6SLyvy1Ua6Vx8USQjuQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@rackspace.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On Jul 18, 2012 2:35 PM, "Roberto Peon" <grmocg@gmail.com> wrote:
>[snip]
>> 3. How are Informational 1xx Status Codes handled? The current SPDY
draft does not appear to support "provisional responses".
>
>

Thank you for the reference to the thread. After reading through it one
thing became obvious: while it would likely not be difficult to provide
support for a 100-continue like mechanism within spdy, the protocols
current design would essentially require a suboptimal hack in order to
retain existing http/1.1 semantics and preserve spdy-to-http1.1 pass
through or would require that we design a new similar mechanism, optimized
for spdy that changes an aspect of http/1.1 semantics.

As Mark  has pointed out recently, however, our job here currently is to
only define a new transport for http and not to change existing http
semantics. So i am at a bit of a loss as to what the charter will let us do
in this case.

Mark... any guidance?
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