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Re: HTTP router point-of-view concerns

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:20:06 +1000
Cc: Sam Pullara <spullara@gmail.com>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>

This has been brought up a number of times. I think what we need is a concrete proposal *with* a detailed plan for a workable transition to the new mechanism -- which seems to be the (or at least one) sticking point whenever this comes up.

Otherwise, it's amounts to "it'd be nice if the world worked this way..."


On 12/07/2013, at 4:58 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> In message <092D65A8-8CB7-419D-B6A4-77CAE40A0026@gmail.com>, Sam Pullara writes
> :
>> How sure are we that the entire idea of header compression isn't a bad 
>> idea?
> I'm entirely convinced it is a bad idea.
> The main gain that can be had from it, is compressing cookies and
> that issue should be solved by moving the cookies onto the server,
> indexed by a client provided session-id.
> -- 
> Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
> phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
> FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
> Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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