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Re: on/about a stream, frame ordering

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:54:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXLwNd46Z9y+atqemRXSTtkbFHsn8e_OucZzH4oX-U0dg@mail.gmail.com>
To: William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 21 October 2013 11:41, William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org> wrote:
> I feel like we've discussed this in the interim meetings, but I don't see
> any language about this in the spec. I see many references to "on a stream",
> but I can't find anything "about a stream". Is this language we plan to
> formalize in the spec?

I don't know if we ever formally discussed this, but there were a
number of offline discussions.  I concluded (with Jeff's help) that -
at least for specification text - there was no strong need to invent a
nomenclature around this.  What the draft does is define a stream in
terms of HEADERS and DATA frames:

"A "stream" is an independent, bi-directional sequence of HEADERS and
DATA frames exchanged between the client and server within an HTTP/2.0

On the whole, the draft is explicit about the use of each individual
frame type (when, where, how, etc...), which avoids the need for a
label like that.  Yes, that approach doesn't scale, but the hope is
that there isn't any need to scale to any real extent.
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