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Re: bohe and delta experimentation...

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:19:53 -0800
Message-ID: <CABP7RbdhujJEo3KYMaV+xtDNDytNJEsuY3WMomVAOGBaqh_g9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> On 17/01/2013, at 10:20 AM, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> wrote:
> > The question is: is it worth the trouble?  I don't have an answer to
> > that, but I'm inclined to say that yes, we should represent dates/time
> > in an already very small format.
> I definitely think it's worth consideration. I just put a flag
> (compress_dates; you have to set it in source, at least for now) on the
> simple compressor that lets you see the difference between compression and
> none...
+1 ... what's certain is that the specific encoding isn't critically
important, let's just pick the one that uses the fewest number of bytes and
includes all the information we need (or can optionally use) and go with
that. No amount of compression is going to do better.

 - James
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2013 00:20:39 UTC

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