Compression Extensions for WebSocket
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HyBi Working Group                                            T. Yoshino
Internet-Draft                                              Google, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                           July 29, 2013
Expires: January 30, 2014

                  Compression Extensions for WebSocket
               draft-ietf-hybi-permessage-compression-12

Abstract

   This document specifies a framework for creating WebSocket extensions
   that add compression functionality to the WebSocket Protocol.  An
   extension based on this framework compresses the payload data portion
   of non-control WebSocket messages on a per-message basis using
   parameters negotiated during the opening handshake.  This framework
   provides a general method to apply a compression algorithm to the
   contents of WebSocket messages.  For each compression algorithm, an
   extension is defined by specifying parameter negotiation and
   compression algorithm in detail.  This document also specifies one
   specific compression extension using the DEFLATE algorithm.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Conformance Requirements and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Complementary Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  WebSocket Per-message Compression Extension  . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  Extension Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.1.  Negotiation Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   6.  Framing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.1.  Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.2.  Decompression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   7.  Intermediaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   8.  permessage-deflate extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     8.1.  Method Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       8.1.1.  Context Takeover Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       8.1.2.  Limiting the LZ77 sliding window size  . . . . . . . . 15
       8.1.3.  Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     8.2.  Message Payload Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       8.2.1.  Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       8.2.2.  Decompression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       8.2.3.  Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     8.3.  Implementation Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     8.4.  Intermediaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   9.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   10. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
     10.1. Registration of the "permessage-deflate" WebSocket
           Extension Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
     10.2. Registration of the "Per-message Compressed" WebSocket
           Framing Header Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
   11. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
   12. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
     12.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
     12.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
   Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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