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Re: Limiting header block size

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 07:14:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnURj-A0Qx3ztZGB+KsUA2jV_E62+neAPZmJVHrTe0n+HQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 22 May 2014 07:10, Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de> wrote:
> looks good to me, the only small comment on this is that the client not
> really knows what it did wrong. Should it retry the request at a later time?

This is even worse for a server that gets rejected in this fashion.
Though the error code is fairly identifiable, since that's the only
case where ENHANCE_YOUR_CALM is used in a stream error.

As for retrying, that's going to be up to the application.  In some
cases, the limit might be tripped because of transient conditions
(such as a temporary spike in load).  So retrying is possible, with
the usual caveats around non-idempotent requests and the like.  This
error code doesn't contain a promise that the stream was not
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