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Re: Issues for discussion in NYC

From: <K.Morgan@iaea.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:49:20 +0000
To: <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, <C.Brunhuber@iaea.org>
Message-ID: <D00BD1F9-6943-42C9-A3E2-74A90255C804@iaea.org>
Hi Mark-

A few thoughts wrt the agenda...

1. Under agenda item "Header Compression", will you please give my colleague Chris Brunhuber just a few minutes to explain the basic idea behind the proposal we submitted  earlier in the week [1] [2]? (I realize we didn't get a lot of response, but it also wasn't clear that everybody understood it's just plain old gzip/deflate with some new rules for creating the stream.)

2. Also regarding header compression, and regarding extensibility, I would like to hear the groups thoughts on extensibility for headers & header compression. This would allow experimentation of alternatives to hpack; wouldn't block http/2; yet would allow easily upgrading existing implementations to adopt any new ideas discovered. My only concern is that locking the spec to require HEADERS+CONTINUATION frames to be treated as one entire block, would unnecessarily hamper other ideas for header compression that don't need such a restriction.

3. Regarding "Content Compression & Encoding", I would also like the group's feedback regarding exploring  secure compression algorithms (particularly in cases where provenance is not known). We believe the deflate algorithm we proposed earlier in the week [1] might have application here. Curious to know the groups interest if we were to explore options like this. Would be informative, not normative of course.



[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-morgan-ezflate-00
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-morgan-http2-header-compression-00

Iíve created a rough ordering for discussing the remaining issues; see:On Jun 4, 2014, at 12:16, "mnot@mnot.net<mailto:mnot@mnot.net>" <mnot@mnot.net<mailto:mnot@mnot.net>> wrote:


Suggestions welcome, as always.


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/

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