QPACK: Header Compression for HTTP over QUIC

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (quic WG)
Last updated 2018-08-15 (latest revision 2018-06-27)
Replaces draft-bishop-quic-http-and-qpack, draft-ietf-quic-qcram
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This specification defines QPACK, a compression format for efficiently representing HTTP header fields, to be used in HTTP over QUIC. This is a variation of HPACK header compression that seeks to reduce head-of-line blocking.


Charles Krasic (ckrasic@netflix.com)
Mike Bishop (mbishop@evequefou.be)
Alan Frindell (afrind@fb.com)

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