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RE: In Defense of Header Compresson

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:28:44 +0000
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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It is not just a question of tooling, it is a matter of processing on devices that either sit as part of the message path (proxies) or have limited ability either as user agent or ultimate destination.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Morris [mailto:dwm@xpasc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:19 AM
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group
Subject: RE: In Defense of Header Compresson

On Thu, 16 Aug 2012, Patrick McManus wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-08-15 at 11:36 +0000, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> >  it's primarily the *mechanism* I am interested in. In particular, I 
> > am interested in its ability for easy inspection
> I'm also totally open to token/table mechanisms that give good results!

I have probably spent years of my professional life analyzing data on the wire so I sympathise with the desire to inspect data easily, but I don't accept this as a constraint on the solution, only a tiebreaker. There are enough ways for tools to solve the problem and infact I see a lot of value in having motivation for the creation of more tools to support data inspection.
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