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Re: Framing and control-frame continuations

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:11:06 +0100
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Cc: Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <iia5h817cjvpju80vftc1no09lbsjs20n5@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Roberto Peon wrote:
>The idea of a 16 bit field is that it is small enough to require
>implementors to get the continuation case correct because it is will occur
>infrequently, as opposed to larger values where implementations are likely
>to skimp and/or suffer from backup-generator style problems where the
>codepath is exercised so rarely that bugs in it are not found and fixed.
>Additionally, with a 16bit field a naive implementation is more likely not
>to completely screw things up w.r.t. allowing interleaving in response to
>new requests or streams.

(I rather agree with the reasoning here, but 16 bit is a bit small...)
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