Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Recommend replacing, not changing, protocol components (#3206)

Martin Thomson <> Mon, 11 November 2019 00:54 UTC

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martinthomson approved this pull request.

> @@ -1485,8 +1485,9 @@ requirement and SHOULD be treated as an error.
 Extensions that could change the semantics of existing protocol components MUST
 be negotiated before being used.  For example, an extension that changes the
 layout of the HEADERS frame cannot be used until the peer has given a positive
-signal that this is acceptable. In this case, it could also be necessary to
-coordinate when the revised layout comes into effect.
+signal that this is acceptable.  Coordinating when such a revised layout comes
+into effect could prove complex.  As such, allocating new identifiers for
+alternate versions of existing protocol elements is likely to be more effective.

new definitions of existing protocol elements is likely to be more effective.

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