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Re: intermediaries, implicit gzip, etags, no-transform

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:26:55 +0200
Message-ID: <53A4A71F.80901@gmx.de>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Johnny Graettinger <jgraettinger@chromium.org>
CC: Michael Piatek <piatek@google.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2014-06-20 23:19, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 20 June 2014 14:08, Johnny Graettinger <jgraettinger@chromium.org> wrote:
>>> We just (two weeks ago) killed implicit gzip in HTTP/2, so we're pretty
>>> sure it's a serious problem.
>>
>>
>> My recollection (and that of the meeting minutes) was that we killed
>> implicit gzip because there are gnarly HTTP/1 spec conformance issues, and a
>> similar outcome can be achieved if first-mover HTTP/2 deployments refuse
>> HTTP/2 requests with a-e: identity. I don't recall it being substantiated as
>> a "serious problem" in that conversation.
>
> We killed it so that we could avoid having to talk about it any more.
> That worked out well, didn't it?

Absolutely.

Not having implicit GZIP seems to be undesirable performance-wise. 
Having it is undesirable because of broken HTTP semantics.

Time to finally fix T-E?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 20 June 2014 21:27:38 UTC

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