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Re: agenda/charter brainstorming

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:44:22 +0000
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <60781.1403545462@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <53A84F41.9000501@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:
>On 2014-06-23 17:53, James M Snell wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:43 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

>>> - Header field syntax is something people continue to struggle with; maybe
>>> define how to use JSON in header fields to make things easier for new header
>>> field definitions
>> +1 ... but I would frame the problem differently: Existing header
>> syntax is inefficient, inconsistent and incomplete at best. [...]

>I'm looking for something that works across all HTTP versions, so binary 
>IMHO is out.

As long as a loss-less conversion exists, that's needlessly strict.

For instance Date: can trivially be converted to an integer and back
without any loss of information.

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