Re: REFUSED_STREAM => RETRY_STREAM (editorial) was: RE: hpack table size 0

could also be refused because that particular server is shutting down
and is thus "unwilling"

re-issuing it to the same virtual host may result in a server more "willing"

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Martin Thomson <> wrote:
> On 1 August 2014 02:44,  <> wrote:
>> The definition of REFUSED_STREAM is somewhat contradictory with the
>> definition of the word refused. The word refused is defined as: indicate or
>> show that one is *not willing* to do something [1]. The definition of
>> REFUSED_STREAM in Section 7 references section 8.1.4 which says that a
>> REFUSED_STREAM is safe to retry. In other words the server is actually
>> *willing* to process the stream, but *currently unable* (e.g. because the
>> client overran settings and so the client needs to retry the stream with the
>> new settings).
> I'm not sure that I agree with this assessment.  Does anyone else?

Received on Friday, 1 August 2014 17:34:20 UTC