[quicwg/base-drafts] Modify QPACK steam and instruction terminology (#2440)

Lucas Pardue <notifications@github.com> Fri, 08 February 2019 17:44 UTC

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This PR is more controversial than I first anticipated. It is intended to address #2339.

QPACK uses the term instruction extensively section 4 goes into great detail about all the different types. However, the instructions have been presented in terms of what streams they appear on. Which makes things a little unclear, and verbose, sometimes. I think it also conflates the idea of the true QPACK unframed encoder and decoder streams, with header block messages (sets of instructions).

So this change explicitly creates the terms encoder instruction, decoder instruction and header block instruction. It also removes a lot of the reference to request and push streams.

I'm not 100% happy with the net outcome of these changes but posting the PR for feedback.
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-- Commit Summary --

  * Focus terminology on QPACK instructions rather than stream types
  * Few more tweaks

-- File Changes --

    M draft-ietf-quic-qpack.md (146)

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