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Re: Header Compression Overview

From: Ilari Liusvaara <ilari.liusvaara@elisanet.fi>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:17:47 +0300
To: RUELLAN Herve <Herve.Ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130702171747.GA22961@LK-Perkele-VII>
On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 01:29:22PM +0000, RUELLAN Herve wrote:
> The eviction mechanism uses the table order: when the size of the header
> table is greater than the limit, then the first entry is dropped. This
> is repeated until the header table size becomes smaller than the limit.
> The entries are renumbered to keep the indexes small.

How to handle (slightly pathological) case where write causes modified
entry itself to get evicted?

E.g. Perform substitution on entry #1, with value long enough to cause
2 (or 3) headers to get evicted to make space.

Also, there is no operation that could be used to "refresh" header table
entries without explicitly coding for value? Since some headers could be
quite expensive to code (that one WAP-related header anyone?), one would
want to keep those live...

Also, performing large enough write to bust the header table in one shot
is probably a fatal error, no?

Since there is synchronized (and persistent) state involved, it is quite
important that both ends handle all sorts of weird corner cases in the
same way...

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