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Re: New Version Notification for draft-kazuho-early-hints-status-code-00.txt

From: Kari Hurtta <hurtta-ietf@elmme-mailer.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:40:43 +0200 (EET)
To: HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, Kazuho Oku <kazuhooku@gmail.com>, Kari Hurtta <hurtta-ietf@elmme-mailer.org>
Message-Id: <20161113164043.9D04B135C7@welho-filter2.welho.com>
> HTTP headers are end-to-end by default. Therefore a request header for
> negotiating the use of 103 would go through an intermediary incapable
> of handling 1xx correctly. We might consider designating the header
> used for negotiation as a hop-by-hop header, but I'd be scared of
> using a new token to the connection header (for interoperability
> issues).

It is also possible to Connection: -header implementation is broken.

So if 1xx is broken, it does not help use Connection: for to
indicate hop-by-hop header if this is not honored either.

Seems likely that both little used featured are broken
on same implementation.

/ Kari Hurtta
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