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Support for gzip at the server #424

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:59:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVEN-gwgZg4gDEehdGh8xspeot0HeZuaXbiXa=KEagEVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Discussion offline leads me to conclude that doing this would be bad idea.

The basic problem is with 2->1.1 translation at intermediaries.  While
the HTTP/2 request might include a Content-Length, the gateway is
going to be forced to decompress and buffer the entire request body
before forwarding to a 1.1 server.

This doesn't seem like a good outcome.  Maybe this is something to
defer to the version of HTTP/x that ships when most of the world is
already using HTTP/2.
Received on Monday, 10 March 2014 08:59:35 UTC

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