Re: 2nd Working Group Last Call: draft-ietf-httpbis-encryption-encoding-03.txt

In message <>, Julian Reschke writes

>In any case: this sounds like a band-aid. I think it would be good to 
>discuss the whole parametrization of content codings...

I have been pondering the "only encryptions will need parameters"
comment somebody made some days ago, and I have a hard time finding
out why that should be true.

Why is it that encryptions cannot prefix their necessary parameters
in the wame way compressions do (see gzip header) ?

Or to be concrete:  Why wouldn't this work:

   HTTP/1.1 200 OK
   Content-Type: text/html
   Content-Encoding: gzip, aesgcm
   Transfer-Encoding: chunked

   {magic marker}
   {magic terminator}
   [encrypted payload]

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Received on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:27:57 UTC