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Re: PAD_HIGH and PAD_LOW bits

From: David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:24:33 +0800
Message-Id: <229F2BC7-C451-43C6-86DD-2BACB8DB04FE@gmail.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Git Blame shows the divergence occurred on January 24 with the log message "Dependency-based stream prioritization. The priority bit was added to the HEADERS frame, displacing the previous allocation of PAD_HIGH and PAD_LOW. The padding flags were then reassigned in all other frames except DATA. This looks like the result of search-and-replace without wrap-around  DATA uniquely appears before HEADERS in the file.

It looks like the DATA flags should be changed to follow suit before this mistake becomes permanent.

On 20140317, at 4:01 PM, David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all! I started a C++ implementation, and Im just getting up to speed.
> I noticed that PAD_HIGH and PAD_LOW are defined for DATA, HEADERS, PUSH_PROMISE, and CONTINUATION frames. In the latter three, they are bits 4 and 3, but in DATA they are bits 5 and 4, with 3 being unused. This difference seems strange as the bits are always interpreted identically. Is it an erratum or a legacy feature?

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