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Header field name representation, was: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:13:28 +0100
Message-ID: <4F212748.6050203@gmx.de>
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
CC: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2012-01-26 10:35, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> ...
> I find it pretty cumbersome to force everyone to support zlib, especially
> in environments where it provides no benefit (small requests/responses)
> and only adds CPU usage and latency. It's especially true on intermediary
> components which would have to decompress everything to be able to perform
> trivial actions such as decide what server to forward to. Using either pure
> binary header names or short forms would already be quite efficient.
> ...

What's a binary header name?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:14:08 UTC

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