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Re: HTTP/2 extensions and proxies

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:22:55 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7Rbcctf2AFaR8iTm9Y3Gk-bEW1HghzNuLfMCa0MYwhe_jig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Martin Thomson
<martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
> If we need end-to-end extensions, then intermediaries need to ignore, but
> pass, unknown stuff. However, I think that we need to allow for
> intermediaries that don't want to assume the risks associated with
> extensions and allow intermediaries to drop unknown frames, but only if they
> drop *all* unknown frames.

-1 .. if the intermediary needs to drop unknown frames, then it needs
to RST_STREAM. Allowing the intermediary to silently drop frames
midstream can lead to potential disaster. Either let everything thru,
or let nothing thru. Period.
Received on Tuesday, 1 October 2013 19:23:42 UTC

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