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Re: #541: CONTINUATION

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:43:57 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUaHnLVgiA41S7m0JYV6g0_G-D_Nby48gGF+DTXgvzEgQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Cole <adrian.f.cole@gmail.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa <tatsuhiro.t@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 3 July 2014 14:34, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
> To be clear, I believe that proposal 4 is two things:
>
> 1. A setting that describes the maximum permissible compressed size of
> a header block (default 16K)
>
> 2. A mandate to fill all frames carrying header block fragments if
> they are followed by a CONTINUATION
>
> In the normal case, this would mean that an implementation could avoid
> even implementing CONTINUATION.
>
> That is, if we get this right and say that padding can be used to fill
> the frame, otherwise we're back in the poop.


Thinking on this more, I think that we need to say that the setting
can't be set to <16383, or we end up with pathological cases.
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2014 21:44:24 UTC

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