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Re: HTTP Header Compaction Results

From: Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:36:54 +0200
To: "Roberto Peon" <grmocg@gmail.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wmqfvsbliw9drz@riaa>
On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:29:28 +0200, Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com> wrote:

> What Martin said... with special emphasis on the difficulty of sanitizing
> the headers. :)

One way that perhaps is possible is to split the request headers into  
three groups, user agent-specific (accept, host, user-agent etc),  
network-specific (x-up-calling-line-id, x-msisdn etc) and site-specific  
(cookie). Processing of captured data can then generate rules for how to  
generate the headers for each set (Nokia5130c-2 device, AT&T no privilege  
network, Google search logged in repeat visit).

And immediately I realized that there are cross over issues, like the  
cookie header both being a site specific header, with user-agent specific  
formatting, as well as possibly added by the network equipment for  
specific destinations...

/Martin Nilsson

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