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Re: Significantly reducing headers footprint

From: Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:38:39 +0200
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:32:41 +0200, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com> wrote:

> This is good work, Willy.
>
> Any perf results on how much this will impact the user?  Given the  
> stateful
> nature of gzip already in use, I'm betting this has almost no impact for
> most users?
>

Gzip works better on text files than binary files, at least for small  
messages where transferring a custom huffman table creates a big relative  
overhead, so doing things binary doesn't have to be better. If you start  
doing unaligned bits it gets really bad, as gzip works on byte level (c.f.  
flash files). You can of course try to construct your binary format so  
that it looks ASCII-ish for all common values...

/Martin Nilsson

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