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Re: delta encoding and state management

From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:45:12 -0600
Message-ID: <CAK3OfOgvK=GEhCr3jghgFu-1FnZLv5j4bmpYoEpsj59kekL5kg@mail.gmail.com>
To: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Note that in general compression won't do better than minimal
encodings of header names and values.  I say "in general" because, as
we saw in the minimal date/time discussion, we can sometimes further
compress relative to some state (e.g., normalizing time to a newer
epoch), but even so, generic compression algorithms won't figure out
such things.

Therefore it seems best to focus on minimal encodings.
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:45:37 UTC

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