Re: consensus on :query ?

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, Matthew Kerwin writes:

>I could see some interest in splitting the path into either a single "*" or
>a list of segments (removing "%2F" from the path string), but for one how
>many URLs have %2F in the path? And for two the rules in RFC 3986 and a
>couple of decades of experience already have that covered, I think.
>I guess you could split the authority into userinfo/host/port if you were
>desperate for such a thing.

Uhmm, lets not go overboard here, please ?

I'm proposing splitting :query for :path, because it is a well known
distinction which through its established use-pattern gives us a
handy way to improve compression significantly in common scenarios.

We already split the HTTP URL into it's other major parts, :scheme,
:authority and :path, so splitting out the last major part is not
a big step and involves neither complex text nor introduces a lot
of error handling.

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Received on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:22:16 UTC