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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv: what's next

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:41 +0200
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Matt Menke <mmenke@google.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20161016052641.GA28987@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 10:26:04PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >And what about #4 consisting in indicating the encoding in the header
> >field *name* instead
> That's quite a hack, isn't it ?

Not that much after all when you think about it, because our parsers
will have to consider the field name to know how to decode the value.
Content-length will remain integer for example. Thus new fields could
be classified by their name using a prefix for easier sorting/testing.

> I'd prefer not to complicate things that way if I can...

Same for me, don't worry, which is why I'm only suggesting :-)

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