Re: Do we kill the "Host:" header in HTTP/2 ?

On 2/2/2013 1:53 PM, Roberto Peon wrote:
> I'll point out that the delta compressor already deals these encoding
> problems by using a static dictionary (i.e. O(1) state for program
> execution) for key-values, some of which are certainly ":method", "GET",
> etc...
> Thus the various methods get assigned numeric IDs, and if one isn't
> familiar, then you can either represent it as text every time, or if the
> receiver allows for state storage, it can allocate a new numeric ID
> after seeing the method once.
> The only thing that isn't "solved" right now is putting the scheme,
> host, and path components in whatever combination, at the beginning,
> mainly because it makes the state machine for a(ny) compressor
> significantly more annoying to manage as it can require that entries in
> the compression context get expired.
> If we're worried about the bit-width of these things, we can make some
> of these "special" and only use a byte to index 'em (thusfar the static
> dictionary has ~64 items, so this should be quite safe). Personally, I
> hate that idea, and think that 2-bytes to encode this is perfectly fine. :)
> -=R

I was just wondering about what is the proposal for now?

Eliezer Croitoru

Received on Sunday, 3 February 2013 19:47:45 UTC