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Re: disabling header compression

From: Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:09:31 -0500
Message-ID: <CANmPAYE20=HX+HKBM5qOHVGSqhJuL0Bu+gfxUwGT6okM4jDQHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Thanks for the quick replies.

So just in summary, in the current spec compression is the choice of
the sender but receivers always must support decompression.

It would be nice to have just a nice clean DISABLE_COMPRESSION in the
SETTINGS frame so that receivers do not need to support decompression.
Has that been discussed? I know there is a concern of cluttering up
SETTINGS, but this seems like an important option.


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com> wrote:
> Peter,
> You can't disable it but you can always just send literal values.  The
> kicker, of course, is that you will still need to support decompression...
> On Dec 12, 2013, at 11:50 AM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible for a browser, proxy, or web server to disable header
> compression in HTTP2? If not, I'm sure there was discussion around this
> decision but my search of the archives has not come up with anything.
> Thanks,
> Peter
> _________________________________________________________
> Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2013 18:09:59 UTC

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