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Re: Uppercase/lowercase header field names

From: Fred Akalin <akalin@google.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:21:14 -0700
Message-ID: <CANUYc_QVf+-QGp+m-dQ2FNTARgway41-E3J6gNj89+GqDBKfhw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>wrote:

> With the decision to have header compression treat header data as
> opaque bytes, we're back to the old problem we never solved regarding
> the requirement to downcase header field names.  In fact, it was
> missing from -06 and no one noticed.
>

Just to clarify, we decided to treat header *values* as opaque bytes.
Header names are still constrained to have only lowercase alpha characters
(see 4.1.2 in
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-header-compression-03).
Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:21:41 UTC

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