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[appendix]
== Migrating from Cowboy 2.3 to 2.4

Cowboy 2.4 focused on improving the HTTP/2 implementation.
All existing tests from RFC7540 and the h2spec test suite
now all pass. Numerous options have been added to control
SETTINGS and related behavior. In addition experimental
support for Websocket over HTTP/2 was added.

=== Features added

* Add experimental support for Websocket over HTTP/2.
  You can use the `enable_connect_protocol` option to
  enable. It implements the following draft:
  https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-h2-websockets-01

* Add options `max_decode_table_size` and
  `max_encode_table_size` to restrict the size of the
  HPACK compression dictionary.

* Add option `max_concurrent_streams` to restrict the
  number of HTTP/2 streams that can be opened concurrently.

* Add options `initial_connection_window_size` and
  `initial_stream_window_size` to restrict the size of
  the HTTP/2 request body buffers for the whole connection
  and per stream, respectively.

* Add options `max_frame_size_received` and
  `max_frame_size_sent` to restrict the size of
  HTTP/2 frames.

* Add option `settings_timeout` to reject clients that
  did not send a SETTINGS ack. Note that this currently
  may only occur at the beginning of the connection.

* Update Ranch to 1.5.0

* Update Cowlib to 2.3.0

=== Bugs fixed

* Fix the END_STREAM flag for informational responses
  when using HTTP/2.

* Receive and ignore HTTP/2 request trailers if any
  for HTTP/2 requests. Request trailer information will
  be propagated to the user code in a future release.

* Reject WINDOW_UPDATE frames that are sent after the
  client sent an RST_STREAM. Note that Cowboy will not
  keep state information about terminated streams
  forever and so the behavior might differ depending
  on when the stream was reset.

* Reject streams that depend on themselves. Note that
  Cowboy currently does not implement HTTP/2's priority
  mechanisms so this issue was harmless.

* Reject HTTP/2 requests where the body size is different
  than the content-length value. Note that due to how Cowboy
  works some requests might go through regardless, for
  example when the user code does not read the request body.

* Fix all existing test failures from RFC7540. This was
  mostly incorrect test cases or intermittent failures.