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Re: Syntax and sticky/compressed headers.

From: David W. Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 23:39:29 -0700 (PDT)
To: http working group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
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On Tue, 27 Aug 1996 hallam@ai.mit.edu wrote:

> not be an issue. For example the high bit of a token could 
> determine whether the token was a single byte (ie commonly used)
> token or a multi-byte token. If the token was a multibyte one the
> low 7 bits could give the actual length. This would allow private
> extensions without a significant probability of collision.

It would be quite sensible to reserve some codes/tokens in both the
single and extended ranges for private extensions.

Dave Morris
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 1996 23:43:34 EDT

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