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Re: http/2 & hpack protocol review

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 09:50:42 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVpM4X76iX691D5f9ceF8414=m0SQK6cXO-TGCbjdMLGA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org>
Cc: Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>, K.Morgan@iaea.org, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, C.Brunhuber@iaea.org
On 5 May 2014 08:50, Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org> wrote:
> I do think that the idea of a light-weight HTTP/2 profile may make sense.

This has been proposed, but it wasn't considered interesting enough to
specify.  See [1].

I'm not sure if anyone has attempted to build an HTTP/2 implementation
with some combination of minimal code size, processor usage, and
memory footprint.  As you point out here, it may be marginally more
work than HTTP/1.1, and some features may be too tempting to pass up.

HPACK with a table size of 0 is actually fairly simple to implement.
Though I'm not sure that it's significantly easier to handle than
HTTP/1.1, since the contents of the header fields are still

[1] tools.ietf.org/html/draft-montenegro-httpbis-http2-server-profiles
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