Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Core terminology in QPACK (#3520)

Mike Bishop <> Thu, 19 March 2020 17:23 UTC

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MikeBishop commented on this pull request.

-: The compressed representation of a header list.
+: An ordered collection of HTTP field lines associated with an HTTP message.  A
+  field list can contain multiple field lines with the same name.  It can
+  also contain duplicate field lines.  The header field and trailer field
+  sections of an HTTP message each contain a field list.
+Field block:

24628e32 takes the route of turning all references to "blocks" into "encoded field sections" or "field sections," as appropriate.  In a few cases, I wound up talking about a "series of field representations" instead.

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