Erik Kline's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-18: (with COMMENT)

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Subject: Erik Kline's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-18: (with COMMENT)
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Erik Kline has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-18: No Objection

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COMMENT:
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Overall, several questions I had while reading the first time were answered,
either directly or implicitly, by text that followed.

[[ questions ]]

* It's documented as possible for field definitions to place constraints on
  cardinality; what about constraints on order as well in certain situations?

  This came to mind again when I got to section 3.2 and read that index-based
  access was required for dictionaries.  Is it possible for a field definition
  to place requirements on the order of things in a dictionary?

  The phrase "ordered <thing>" appears repeatedly, and Appendix B has important
  notes about order-preserving structures.  Did I perhaps miss some text early
  on about this, or should/could this be highlighted in non-appendix text?

* [ section 4.1.2 ]
  Should items 3, 3.1, .. 5.2 be indented and renumbered under 2 after 2.1?

* [ section 4.1.8 ]
  Just to confirm: does serializing an empty byte sequence result in ::?
  (assuming a context where the entire structured field would not otherwise
  have been left unserialized)

  My reading of 4.2.7 is that :: would parse correctly as a 0-length byte
  sequence.

[[ random ]]
* The named ABNF productions are all sh-*, which I assume is for "structured
  header".  I assume it's too late at this point, but sf-* for "structured
  field" seemed like a logical choice to me.  Not the least bit important,
  though!