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Re: FYI... Binary Optimized Header Encoding for SPDY

From: Yoav Nir <ynir@checkpoint.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:27:58 +0300
To: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
CC: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8023DFC7-B901-4B57-8EC2-6396972767A3@checkpoint.com>

On Aug 2, 2012, at 9:58 AM, Eliot Lear wrote:

> 
> Martin,
> 
>> We could always USE ASN.1 (and PER). 
> 
> Thank you for bringing home the point that there are complexity
> tradeoffs for doing all of this.

Why?  It makes things so simple:

  HTTPHeaders  ::=  SEQUENCE OF HTTPHeader

  HTTPHeader   ::=  SEQUENCE {
        type     OBJECT
	critical BOOLEAN
        value    OCTETSTRING
   }

All you need is a 

No, I'm not seriously proposing this. But a simple TV/TLV scheme could work.
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