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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:09:31 +0100
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120128080931.GI22945@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 12:38:38AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <Pine.LNX.4.64.1201271344120.4469@egate.xpasc.com>, David Morris wri
> tes:
> 
> >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.
> 
> No it would not.  A NULL implementation of ZLIB is virtually no code
> (and obviously gives no compression...)

You can't decompress with no code, and if you need to decompress to parse
headers, that's an issue.

I must say I'm still worried with having to support zlib just in order
to be able parse transport headers !

Willy
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:10:07 GMT

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