Re: Unicode escape sequence | Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-00, unicode range

On 2016-12-14 12:37, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 14 December 2016 at 21:51, Poul-Henning Kamp <> wrote:
>> Well, UTF-8 would also go through HPACK, but by eye-ball it seems
>> that it would be more efficient.
> If you have lots of ASCII still, you can probably Huffman encode,
> though if you have lots of non-ASCII, you need to watch out: a three
> octet UTF-8 encoded codepoint turns into (worst case) 82 bits.  Best
> case is 58 bits (both of which are invalid, so maybe not).
> I can't remember, is there actually a good reason why we can't just
> start shoving UTF-8 in header fields?  I mean, h2 is probably OK with
> this.

Some APIs assume ISO-8859-1, so unexpected things might happen (of 
course that's independent of the actual transport).

Best regards, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:55:13 UTC