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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:46:18 -0800 (PST)
cc: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1201271344120.4469@egate.xpasc.com>

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012, Willy Tarreau wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 08:39:00AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> > In message <3242f7d9fe2f4046819ab4fcbafab251@treenet.co.nz>, Amos Jeffries writ
> > es:
> > 
> > >So how would compression type be embeded in the request-line in a way 
> > >not to break HTTP/1.1 servers receiving it?
> > 
> > First of all, I would not allow different compression types.  It's ZLIB
> > and it's mandatory.
> 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

I talked with a hardware vendor yesterday who had implemented an HTTP 
server and client (and other stuff) in 128KB of ram in a special device.

Adding mandatory zlib support would kill his product.
Received on Friday, 27 January 2012 21:46:54 UTC

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