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Re: chunk-extensions

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:21:08 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130915062108.GB27487@1wt.eu>
On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 04:01:01PM +1000, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Document that they may not be persisted beyond a, because chunking (and therefore extensions) don't have any semantic in the message itself. Furthermore, that they're not available in most implementations.

Probably it would be easier to remind that just like chunks themselves,
they're connection-specific, since any intermediary is allowed to
rechunk differently. It is also obvious that a compressing gateway
will rechunk for example.

But I agree with Roy that it would be too bad to get rid of something
that most implementations can already parse (even if they don't use
them) and will continue to parse whatever we write in the spec,
especially if there is some potential for using them in the future.

Willy
Received on Sunday, 15 September 2013 06:21:35 UTC

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