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Re: Comments (Part 3) on HTTP I-D Rev 05 (#'s 116, 134, 135,

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:22:22 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199811171922.UAA24617@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: frystyk@w3.org (Henrik Frystyk Nielsen)
Cc: jg@pa.dec.com, gadams@spyglass.com, masinter@parc.xerox.com, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen:
>
>At 15:34 11/16/98 -0800, Jim Gettys wrote:
>
>>Basically, the q-values are used as binary values. Understanding deflate
>>with -.65 doesn't make a lot of sense to me."
>
>Just to clear out any confusion, the dash is not a minus - it's a typo.

I believe the reason for allowing q values like 0.65 here is that it
allows a client to express a preference for a particular hop-level
compression algorithm. E.g.

 TE: chunked, compress;q=0.65, gzip;q=0.8

would mean that gzip compression is preferred over compress-style
compression.

>
>Henrik

Koen.
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