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Re: bohe and delta experimentation...

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:21:40 +1300
Message-ID: <50F91424.6090804@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 17/01/2013 12:35 p.m., Nico Williams wrote:
>>> 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!
> If we use seconds since epoch, set a new epoch, use a variable length
> integer encoding for seconds since epoch, we get to 32 bits for a few
> decades.  Four bytes.
>
> If we use Julian days, set a new epoch, use a variable length integer
> encoding for julian day then we can get down to 13-14 bits to start.
> Add 12 bits for seconds, or multiply days by 3600 and add seconds and
> we're under 32 bits -- almost as low as 24, but still 4 bytes.  Can't
> get much better.
>

Noting that the Julian calendar was deprecated around 400 years ago. We 
are on Greogrian calendar these days.

Amos
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