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RE: current HTTP/2 spec prevents gzip of response to "Range" request

From: <K.Morgan@iaea.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:30:10 +0000
To: <roland@zinks.de>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0356EBBE092D394F9291DA01E8D28EC20100F4058B@sem002pd.sg.iaea.org>
On Friday,28 March 2014 10:10, Roland Zinks wrote:
>> On 26 March 2014 19:18, Roland Zinks wrote:
>>> Mandating content-encoding gzip has the same issue as it is not
>>> mandated in HTTP/1.1 and a gateway can't really translate.
>> Not sure what you mean exactly.  Isn't that how Section 9.3 of the current draft is written (i.e. content-encoding: gzip is explicitly supported on every request)?
>Yes it is written this way and this is a problem for a gateway from my point of view.

It also gives the client no control.  Although unlikely, it seems a bit optimistic to assume that no security issues will be discovered down the road with compression of response bodies.  If such a security issue was discovered, clients would have to rely on servers to disable compression rather than being able to control it themselves.

What was the original motivation for mandating, implicitly, support for gzip content encoding?

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