Re: draft-kamp-httpbis-structure-00 comments

In message <>, Kari Hurtta wri

>So *new* header fields are form
>new-field: >value<
>where syntax of value is h1_common_structure.


>> But if this draft goes forward, the WG essentially promises "This
>> is the last header field parser/serializer we ever ask you to write,
>> and you can already use it for these 19 headers".
>And you can autodetect that syntax from new header fields because > and < -characters.
>This was idea, right?

Yes, exactly.

That means installations can have private headers also in common
structure without having to register those with IANA etc.

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Received on Thursday, 13 October 2016 06:24:30 UTC