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Re: #41: Header Block field name length

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:31:34 +1300
Message-ID: <512C3AA6.7090203@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 26/02/2013 12:31 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Yeah, personally I'd agree that 32 bits is a bit much...
>     http://http2.github.com/http2-spec/#HeaderBlock
> Say, 8 bits?
> (opening as <https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/issues/41>)

+1 on 8 bits.

smaller would seem to be better, but 8-bit alignment is reasonable.

> On 26/02/2013, at 10:26 AM, James M Snell wrote:
>> Sigh.. ok, how about the part about limiting header field name length
>> to <= 0xFF?
>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> I'd be really, really wary of this. They may not be standard or common, but I've seen many headers that exercise the stranger characters available, and having them break in HTTP/2 would not be good.

Examples? and are the custom ones or

Can the definition be narrowed down in the HTTPbis drafts to remove some 
of the characters not even being used by these exceptional cases?

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