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Re: h2 header field names

From: Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:55:12 +1000
Message-ID: <CAH_y2NHpkWnSL01R+wJDTZcUkNOuVWpG4AsEY99YbEouVzKNpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 4 September 2014 23:25, Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com> wrote:

> I want to be able to send binary header values as soon as possible

I'd like to remind everybody that headers are not flow controlled, cannot
be  segmented to allow multiplexing (can only be segmented for streaming)
and can be very large.

To allow binary headers is going to invite significant protocol misuse.
Why send your data in a message body if you can put it cheaply into the
header and not have to contend with sharing the connection with any other
requests/streams etc.!


Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>
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Received on Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:55:40 UTC

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