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Re: Support for gzip at the server #424

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:56:58 +0100
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <tok4i9lbh7e4hpm0jbhd6s8u5ac72paojv@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Martin Thomson wrote:
>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.

I am not really following what this thread is about. HTTP/1.1 does not
(de jure) need Content-Length anywhere, requests and responses can both
be compressed and chunked. Why does that not matter here?
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