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Re: Chopan - Compressed HTTP Over PANs (draft-frank-6lowpan-chopan-00)

From: Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:00:56 +0200
To: Jim Gettys <jg@freedesktop.org>
Message-Id: <A43581CE-655C-4741-BE45-53E0D5B033EC@tzi.org>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Jul 14, 2009, at 12:48, Jim Gettys wrote:

> that it be shown to be significantly more compact than HTTP

It is worth pointing out that saving bytes is one goal; saving code  
complexity is another significant goal.  Tight binary coding with few  
options is much easier to parse than a lenient text-based protocol on  
an 8-bit processor with 48 KiB of flash.

That said, whether the result of such an effort still is HTTP is the  
interesting question.

Gruesse, Carsten
Received on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:01:43 GMT

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