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Re: #537: Remove segments (consensus call)

From: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:12:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAP+FsNdwizDUMCunLGhftkfgbJfstvAG3Ux8qtpHuL=jHv5eAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Segments are not redundant with midstream headers.
Headers potentially have semantic meaning, even when 'empty'.

For my part, I still see that END_SEGMENT or something similar provides for
interesting characteristics for HTTP2->1 gateways in allowing chunks to be
reproduced (and we know that there are issues there) as well as allowing
the coalescing/tunneling of protocols such as WS onto the connection,
making them more viable.


On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:57 PM, David Krauss <potswa@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2014–07–02, at 1:02 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> > It sounds like we're leaning towards removing it - can people live with
> that?
> As I noted in the other thread and on GitHub, segments are redundant with
> midstream headers. Both require data not to be coalesced across a boundary,
> and weakly suggest that intermediaries should flush. Neither work over
> HTTP/1.1.
> I have no complaint about removal, but “deprecation in favor” might be
> better terminology.
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