Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Semantics of SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE (#2516)

Kazuho Oku <> Mon, 11 March 2019 22:07 UTC

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My preference goes to being strict. Quoting from
> Think it from an end-user perspective. Without the restriction, we might see one user-agent telling you that the request is too large, and the other processing the same request. That'd be confusing.

I also think that what @dtikhonov points out in is an argument for making this an enforcement (or drop the settings entirely). Unless we do so, implementations would be tempted to ignore the setting for "maximum interoperability," making the feature meaningless.

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