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Re: Richard Barnes' Yes on draft-ietf-httpbis-header-compression-10: (with COMMENT)

From: Hervé Ruellan <herve.ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:11:22 +0100
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To: Richard Barnes <rlb@ipv.sx>, The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>
CC: <mnot@mnot.net>, <draft-ietf-httpbis-header-compression.all@tools.ietf.org>, <httpbis-chairs@tools.ietf.org>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Please see my comment below.

On 01/22/2015 07:38 AM, Richard Barnes wrote:
> Richard Barnes has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-httpbis-header-compression-10: Yes
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> Section 2.3.3: "Indices between 1 and the length of the static table..."
> The use of 1-based indexing here seems likely to lead to
> incompatibilities.

This is because we use index 0 for special cases. We had for a long time 
a 0-based indexing, and whenever we encoded the index, we first added 1 
to it. So we made things simpler by using a 1-based indexing.

> Section 3:
> Currently, you never say explicitly that a header block is the
> concatenation of encoded header fields, where each field is encoded
> according to Section 6.  This would be a good spot to do that.

This is suggested in the definition of a header block in 1.3, but it 
would obviously be better to state it clearly.

> Section 5.1: "... always finishes at the end of an octet"
> It was not immediately clear to me that the "?" bits indicated that an
> integer need not *begin* at an octet boundary.  It would be helpful to
> note that here.


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