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

From: Timothy Knox <tdk@thelbane.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:29:47 -0700
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120802192947.GA76104@thelbane.com>
Somewhere on Shadow Earth, at Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 10:48:52AM -0700, James M Snell wrote:
> This is precisely why I favor the introduction of a binary value option and
> the definition of highly-optimized binary encodings for the most commonly
> used protocol headers (like method, version, etc). Things like Host and
> Request URI need to be looked at tho. I suspect that, for a variety of
> reason, we'll want to keep limiting those values to ASCII only.  (just
> because the value COULD be UTF-8, doesn't mean a specific header definition
> cannot limit the actual value to some reasonable subset).

For the Host header, I have just three letters to say to you: I-D-N. :-)
Timothy Knox <mailto:tdk@thelbane.com>
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they reinvented the wheel, because at least we'd be moving forward.
    -- Alan Kay
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