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Re: Call for Consensus: Frame size (to address #553)

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:12:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUDtyuS9+8kME=bsxQib-xnSYVuh8p_Pj+vbvCOWPVUaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 13 July 2014 12:59, Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org> wrote:
> Where does the 256 octet minimum come from?  That seems like an arbitrary
> value.  Is it too low?   The minimum values have ended up mattering in other
> protocols  (the IPv4 minimum bleeding over into impacting DNS, etc) so we
> should be careful not to set it too low.

That's basically the smallest unit that anyone could imagine being
useful.  (PHK cites GET /robots.txt as needing less than that much for
uncompressed header fields.)

The concerns around MTU and all that aren't really relevant here, so a
really small minimum is OK.
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