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Re: Editorial Issues: Section 4.2.2

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:06:43 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7Rbc9fF5xZOfabnQOs5ncJOtkas1_aUw_YXm-sTpviU12xw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
This is now: https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/issues/70

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Martin Thomson
<martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
[snip]
>>
>> The challenge with this is that if we go with any of the proposed
>> Delta-based header encoding schemes currently on the table, it is
>> difficult to ensure that : prefixed headers are encoded first in the
>> header block. It may even be counter productive to the task of
>> producing an optimized serialization.
>
> I'm going to suggest that we defer this and remove it when we edit in
> header compression, if necessary.  There may be a way to retain this
> property.  For instance, we might require operations on ':'-headers to
> occur before non-':'-headers.  That might not surface in some
> implementations (I wouldn't see why this is something that you would
> preserve in your Java implementation, it's just unnecessary
> complication), but it might make a routing intermediary marginally
> more performant.
>
> --Martin
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