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Re: Would a header/schema compiler help?

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:30:30 +0000
To: Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>
cc: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>, Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3369.1343971830@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CABaLYCtNzTZjUPgknfNtjwhkUopf3gaHQ6SmBGLAywu07WAB1g@mail.gmail.com>
, Mike Belshe writes:

>> I also have trouble with the use of compression over the headers for two
>> reasons:
>> 1) While we know that compression can work wonders on entity bodies, it
>> obscures the headers which are critical for inspection and manipulation by
>> everybody down the message path.
>So far, this has not been a problem.

... becuase sites which needed such inspection and manipulation deliberately
stayed away from SPDY because of the TLS+Compression requirement.

Absense of evidence is not evidence of absense.

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