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Updated Binary Optimized Header Encoding Draft

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:07:54 -0700
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To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
FYI.. I have submitted an updated draft for the proposed Binary Optimized
Header Encoding mechanism for the http2 effort.

  http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-snell-httpbis-bohe-01.txt

A number of fairly significant changes have been made:

  1. The codepage identifier for registered header tokens has been removed.
  2. The Per-header flags field has been removed and replaced with specific
individual bits to indicate character-based values and multiple values
  3. Value lengths have been increased from max 16-bit length to a max
22-bit length.

The encoding itself remains just as compact with these changes. With the
http version header field, for example, requiring no more than 6
uncompressed bytes to represent.

As always, feedback is more than welcome.

- James
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2012 17:08:44 GMT

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