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Re: New Version Notification for draft-nottingham-structured-headers-00.txt

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:26:20 +0000
To: Wenbo Zhu <wenboz@google.com>
cc: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Kazuho Oku <kazuhooku@gmail.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <13203.1509387980@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAD3-0rMnWxOvLSqRMSOW52j4G1FZWz7uCRL45kc3A8s7nOpxzQ@mail.gmail.com>, Wenbo Zhu writes:

>I'll ask about two more things:

>1) being able to separate standard headers from user-defined metadata ..
>now that we have a convention for "value" types

Some of the standard headers could be redescribed with reference
to this draft, and there may be an advantage to doing that as
an exercise along the way.  Not sure if such a redescription
would deserve publication as more than an exemplary appendix.

>2) a (simple) binary representation for the structure ... has it been

It is not obvious to me that there is much gain at this point.

Obviously the binary objects could be transmitted len+bits instead
of base64+HPACK, but as long as we do not redefine the Cookie
header in terms of this draft, it may not be worth the time.

>Limits are useful for standard headers..

Yes and also for headers in general.

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