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Re: Reducing HTTP payload size [was: RE: HTTP idea

From: Nicholas Shanks <contact@nickshanks.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:34:20 +0000
Message-Id: <45949EE0-1FBB-4E20-914E-DA4C0EBCDCFE@nickshanks.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 11 Jan 2007, at 17:37, David Morris wrote:

> OTOH ... some of the evolving uses of HTTP requests to obtain small  
> bits
> of data to be filled in by client side logic, validate single fields,
> etc., might run much faster with terser HTTP requests ... but then  
> even
> much of that value would be achieved by having browsers aware of
> programatic interactions and optimizing the headers actually  
> needed. But
> in that case, using XML to encode those requests might still negate  
> any
> advantage of smaller protocols.

Wouldn't large sites encode their traffic with gzip (or alternative)  
before sending?

- Nicholas.

Received on Thursday, 11 January 2007 21:34:26 UTC

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