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

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:39:45 +0000
To: "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>
cc: "Amos Jeffries" <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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In message <em21b5c00f-6f56-4671-b498-5a198dc090e9@bombed>, "Adrien W. de Croy"

>Also why transmit the host every request when it hardly ever changes.

Just because your installation doesn't see it changing, doesn't mean
that it "hardly ever changes" for everybody else :-)

A load-balancer in front of a web-hosting farm will often see
many different hosts requested on the same connection, in particular
if the connection comes from a proxy.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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