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Re: chunk-extensions

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:44:32 +0200
Message-ID: <52357370.2010802@gmx.de>
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2013-09-15 08:21, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> 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.

Can you suggest concrete text?

> 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.

Agreed.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 15 September 2013 08:45:03 UTC

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