Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] CANCEL_PUSH, MAX_PUSH_ID and GOAWAY specify the length of the ID twice (#1620)

Martin Thomson <> Tue, 31 July 2018 23:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] CANCEL_PUSH, MAX_PUSH_ID and GOAWAY specify the length of the ID twice (#1620)
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The advantage of having that redundancy is consistency.  All frame types have a length, which allows us to send frames of unknown types.

It seems that QUIC-the-transport leans more heavily toward the schema-aware grammar than hq or TLS, which both have redundant lengths.  The transport therefore needs prior agreement for every extension - which is fitting for something at that layer.

hq has just two instances of this sort of redundancy that I can identify: frames and settings.  I don't think that either is particularly problematic, especially in light of existing needs.  That is, you need to be able to send either without knowing that your peer will understand it.

I don't think that this needs to change.

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