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FYI: Tools to evaluate header compression algorithms

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:22:33 +1100
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To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
As part of his implementation, Roberto created a test harness for comparing headers. With his help, I've forked that and refactored a bit --
  https://github.com/http2/compression-test
Note that there's the textual output you see in the README, as well as a graph available, e.g.,:
  http://http2.github.com/compression-test/

This makes it possible to take our collection of HAR samples:
  https://github.com/http2/http_samples
and get metrics on how the compression algorithms perform.

This is by no means complete. I'd like to process the HAR files so that the headers fed to the compressor more closely align with those that will be seen in a typical HTTP2 connection, and also get some more interesting metrics out.

As always, pull requests and issues welcome.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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