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Re: Do we kill the "Host:" header in HTTP/2 ?

From: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:48:21 -0800
Message-ID: <CAP+FsNfGocr9S992SQNWfW+K9Rz5f1XZcVkC7AoV5WXmxF+Pcw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Ted Hardie <ted.ietf@gmail.com>, "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>, Eliezer Croitoru <eliezer@ngtech.co.il>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
Dropping the host header will inflate the size of bytes on the wire, to the
detriment of latency.

I haven't yet heard of a real performance advantage for dropping it. Is
there one?


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>wrote:

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> In message <CA+9kkMBDT9129r=
> 2Mquzo6B1u13WuFNKemW6hoyDOF82RWXg8A@mail.gmail.com>, Ted Hardie writes:
> >In retrospect, it
> >is clear that we shouldn't have looked at the current installed
> >base--we should have looked at what we expected eventual use would be.
> A mistake this WG seems hell-bent on repeating with HTTP2 in my view...
> --
> Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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