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Re: Type codecs within hpack

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:58:55 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7RbdN_rXU++GbcL_ke5ppwp63RHoBoZs-nimHvBT6fVB8Yw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Integer is helpful for things like content-length. I'd rather keep that
one. The only difference between it and timestamp is one bit so merging
them wouldn't do much, but we could just dump timestamp and just say that
timestamp headers use integer. But that makes translation to http/1
harder.  You'd have to know in advance that any given header is a http-date
or number.
On Aug 23, 2013 2:53 PM, "Martin Thomson" <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23 August 2013 14:48, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I went with this so we could reserve a few additional types but I'm not
> that
> > particular about it. Whichever works.
>
> Extensibility is overrated.  You only need a few points of articulation.
>
> I wonder if you could possibly drop Integer from the list (or even
> merge it with Timestamp).
>
Received on Friday, 23 August 2013 21:59:22 UTC

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