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Re: Stuck in a train -- reading HTTP/2 draft.

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:01:05 +1200
Message-ID: <53A93041.6010705@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 24/06/2014 7:14 p.m., David Krauss wrote:
> 
> On 2014–06–24, at 3:08 PM, David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Also, stream initiation order is not preserved by intermediaries, so TCP’s guarantee is not strong enough.
> 
> Oops, that’s too pathological to be possible. Still, PRIORITY has a purpose, although it might need a trial period as an extension.
> 

More accurately middleware can potentially be load balancing a given set
of streams over N backend servers. Any one of which at low-priority may
respond faster than a "high" priority server. Leading to sub-optimal
response frame ordering on the client connection regardless of request
sent order.

Amos
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:01:38 UTC

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