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Re: bohe and delta experimentation...

From: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:49:02 -0800
Message-ID: <CAP+FsNf++RVVAyqweCsGG45wWQyjRrT7LEyWbv+QOd7Z2XdXwg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Er, by which I mean that dates can be relative to the time stamped by
something and kept for the connection duration. That would reduce the
number of bits needed by a fair margin, assuming that is desirable.
-=R


On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com> wrote:

> How about setting epoch as the first request in the connection? :)
> -=R
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> > On 17/01/2013, at 10:35 AM, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Yep, but you either need to make the epoch start at least a few years
>> ago (old Last-Modified times, is important for heuristic freshness), OR
>> keep it signed (losing a bit).
>> >
>> > And I think you need more than 12 bits for seconds in a day...
>>
>> Oops, for some reason I thought of seconds in an hour.  So 5 more
>> bits, and we're about even with seconds since epoch.  Either way
>> getting from 24 bytes to 4 is pretty good, and no compression scheme
>> will do better.
>>
>>
>
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