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Re: delta encoding and state management

From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:40:23 -0600
Message-ID: <CAK3OfOhPdmML+rRb2Ti+_7O8GYA6shNatUL0EC8_evNSdAAiMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> The problem is that the biggest part of our target data is often opaque blobs -- in the forms of cookies, ETags, request URIs and referers. A "minimal encoding" of a cookie, as currently defined, isn't going to save us much at all.

Cookies won't compress; servers that set them should make sure they
are already minimal.

I get the rest.  URIs may not compress well at all without reference
to larger compression state, and that may have to be something we have
to live with.  Can we?
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:40:47 UTC

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