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

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:35:00 +0900
Message-ID: <501B54F4.6030709@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
CC: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2012/08/03 2:48, James M Snell wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp<phk@phk.freebsd.dk>wrote:

>> For instance, could we get rid of the %-encoding of URIs by allowing UTF8 ?
>
> It would be possible, for instance, to begin using IRI's directly without
> translating those to URI's first.

Great idea. Please note that that will also save a few bytes (but that's 
definitely not the main reason for doing it).

> Doing so, however, does not eliminate the
> need for %-encoding,

Yes, a '#' or '?' in a path segment and similar stuff still have to be 
%-encoded.

> and there are a range of possible issues that could
> make this problematic.

Could you list up the issues you're thinking about? (I don't want to say 
there are none, but I can't at the moment come up with something that 
wouldn't already be around currently.)

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Friday, 3 August 2012 04:35:35 GMT

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