Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Change idle_timeout to max_idle_timeout (#3099)

Martin Thomson <> Mon, 04 November 2019 23:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Change idle_timeout to max_idle_timeout (#3099)
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martinthomson commented on this pull request.

-: The idle timeout is a value in milliseconds that is encoded as an integer; see
-  ({{idle-timeout}}).  If this parameter is absent or zero then the idle
-  timeout is disabled.
+: The max idle timeout is a value in milliseconds that is encoded as an integer;
+  see ({{idle-timeout}}).  Idle timeout is disabled when both endpoints omit this
+  transport parameteter or specify a value of 0.

I think that we should not interpret 0→∞.  I would prefer that we omit a value when there is none and assign the value an infinite value (or 2^62-1 if you prefer) as a default.

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