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Re: [#202] reason phrase

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 08:55:34 -0700 (PDT)
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2013-08-06 15:45, Martin Thomson wrote:
> > https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/issues/202
> > 
> > #202 raises a question about the removal of the reason phrase.
> > 
> > I haven't heard of cases where the reason phrase carries semantics.  I
> > should hope that no implementation ever does that.
> > 
> > Those people that require semantics should be using headers.  I like
> > the current draft and would encourage people to leave this as it is.
> Right in principle.
> However, people who feel strongly about the reason phrase will then just go
> ahead and mint a new header field; it would save everybody a lot of time if
> they wouldn't have to and just use a predefined header field.

I think I've seen code that examined the phrase but I don't recall where.
I've found the phrase semi-useful in casual debugging with wire level
data, but I'll freely agree that having a tool like wireshark add the
phrase as part of its interpretation would be much better.
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