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Re: #305 Header ordering

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:16:01 +1300
Message-ID: <528F6721.7070706@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 22/11/2013 2:25 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> So, *any* header that uses the list production *could* be sensitive to ordering. 
> 
> From a quick look at the registry, besides cookies the following define a meaningful semantic for ordering:
> 
> A-IM
> IM
> Accept-Language (maybe; see our note in p2)
> Content-Encoding
> Forwarded
> Via
> 
> I can imagine a case where Content-Encoding is applied by an intermediary,

The Squid ecap-gzip adaptor does something along this line. Updating the
request to negotiate gzip compression with the server and decompressing
the response. Although I'm not sure about it enough to know if there are
multiple C-E values present as a result (I hope not).

Amos
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