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Re: FYI... Binary Optimized Header Encoding for SPDY

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:39:14 +0000
To: "Martin Nilsson" <nilsson@opera.com>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <3399.1343972354@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <op.wifsn6poiw9drz@manganese.bredbandsbolaget.se>, "Martin Nilsson" 
>On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:27:35 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>  
>> [Not thrilled about UTF8 due to performance]
>I would like to know more on what operations you need. I imagine that most  
>relevant operations (splitting, joining, comparing, strlen) can be  
>performed directly on the encoded UTF8 string as efficient as on ASCII.  
>Normalization and upper/lowercasing is trickier, but mostly because of all  
>the Unicode rules, not UTF8 itself(though it doesn't help).

It is indeed the complex Unicode tables that worries me, but as I said,
there may also be advantages to UTF8, so I'm not decided either way.

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