Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Rename "retransmittable" frames and packets (#1595)

Kazuho Oku <> Tue, 24 July 2018 07:33 UTC

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I'd prefer something like "ACK-eliciting".

In my view, it should rather _not_ be called "ACKable", because even an ACK frame expects an acknowledgement. IIUC, we are looking for a term for frames that invokes an early acknowledgement.

I am not sure if "reliable" or "committed" is a good term, because we have PING, which is not something that is guaranteed to be delivered. Instead, it is something that just elicits an acknowledgement. The sender has the total freedom of deciding whether or not to resend an PING if it does not see an acknowledgement.

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