Priority Placeholders in HTTP/2

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Author Mike Bishop 
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RFC7540 defines HTTP/2, including a method for communicating priorities. Some implementations have begun using closed streams as placeholders when constructing their priority tree, but this has unbounded state commitments and interacts poorly with HTTP/QUIC. This document proposes an extension to the HTTP/2 priority scheme for both protocols.


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