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Re: bohe and delta experimentation...

From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:23:07 -0600
Message-ID: <CAK3OfOj1O82WqO0L0rNpq2qeKJoT9E0ZQrV6Y=ULETtACpYMag@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> On 17/01/2013, at 9:45 AM, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dates in HTTP are explicitly in UTC (we just call it "GMT"), so the timezone data isn't helping (and may be hurting).

TZ should be in a separate header then.  It helps the server to know
what TZ a user is in.

> Dates in HTTP have a granularity of one second; although people ask for finer granularity from time to time, giving them this capability is IMO asking for trouble (because clock sync and the speed of light / disk, combined with people's ignorance of distributed systems, leads to lots of bugs).

Well, sub-second resolution can help if you're building, say, a
timesync protocol.  (Since every app protocol now has to run over
HTTP... NTP is no longer good enough.  j/k)

> WRT years up to 9999 -- yes. The method I used consumes an extra byte after 2106... and then another in 4147. However, just one more byte buys up to 36812!

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