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Re: HEADERS and flow control

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 05:31:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUEehFcAtxTRifCpd1bDbKunMohKmEaESKfjhW6xJ1Ztw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
On 22 May 2014 04:03, David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com> wrote:
> Even a megabyte? Who sends that many HTTP/1.1 headers? Just divide the
> headers into separate blocks, how hard can it be?

Yes, even a megabyte.  We've had reports of URLs alone that are >64K
and as far as I know, the sky's the limit for cookies.

> A 1.1<->2 proxy can add divisions arbitrarily, without adding ambiguity.
> END_STREAM serves as a flag not to terminate the 1.1 headers.
>
>> A declared maximum (i.e., settings) might work.
>
> Not proxyable.

Right.  But that would only mean that the intermediary would be forced
to RST the stream if it couldn't forward it.
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2014 12:31:34 UTC

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