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Re: Encryption simplification

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:18:50 +0000
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <77287.1477851530@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CABkgnnWVB3mnkGn9OmvgmLU7yDww40OQ_0pp_HeNdziqGYA0og@mail.gmail.com>, Martin Thoms
on writes:

>The main assertion that this assumes is this: content codings should
>be self-descriptive.

I think this is the right way to go.  When we discussed this, I had
to twist my brain silly to come up with examples, and they were all
clearly strawmen.

I wish we had a pool of "HTTP design principles" somewhere we could
add decisions like this to, for future reference.

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