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Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values

From: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:03:39 -0600
Message-ID: <CACuKZqH+JDwky+_z5Dto1F+ZoKoQT6qAYkAjyzS-xxkoGcNsVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
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> In message <CACuKZqHMQdktfOU3PJC=X-G8R=BQ40bhFJw=ZTfeSpem9L=GEw@mail.gmail.com>
> , Zhong Yu writes:
>>On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:24 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>>But how does the 2 ends agree on which encoding to use? It might be
>>easier if HTTP just dictate UTF-8.
> But this is a semantic question, I've been told in no uncertain
> terms that all that was settled in HTTPbis, and that HTTP/2 is
> only about transport, and that reopening semantic questions was

I think that HTTP is supposed to transport "characters" in headers,
not "octets". So if we enlarge the legal character set by a wider
encoding scheme, can we define that change as a transport issue?

> Not To Be Done.
> Did I misunderstand that ?
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