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Re: Connection: header in HTTP/2

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:23:25 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9148.1410243805@critter.freebsd.dk>
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In message <20140909055008.GB3403@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>> Managing TCP connections is out-of-band in HTTP/2.0, so sending
>> "Connection: close" or "Connection: keepalive" inside a HTTP/2.0
>> multiplex doesn't make any sense, should not happen and I think
>> we should make that an explicit SHALL NOT.
>> 
>> The general way to do that would be to make it a stream-error in
>> HTTP/2.0 if Connection: tries to make a non-existent header hop-by-hop.
>
>I don't think this extra check would provide any value, to be honnest.

It would catch cases where people have messed up.

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