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Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values

From: Adrien W. de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:02:27 +0000
To: "James M Snell" <jasnell@gmail.com>, "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <em4668684b-ed60-4859-8502-b238729278d9@bombed>
Hi

------ Original Message ------
From: "James M Snell" <jasnell@gmail.com>
To: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Sent: 9/02/2013 9:21:50 a.m.
Subject: Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values
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>On Feb 8, 2013 11:50 AM, "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> 
>wrote:
>[snip]
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>If nothing else, it would be helpful to have a single encoding defined 
>for all non-ascii header field values that can be indicated by a bit 
>flag. E.g. if the flag is set, value is hex encoded binary. It doesn't 
>alleviate all the issues, of course, but  does simplify things for app 
>developers.
>
do you mean just binary?  hex-encoded binary is just bloat for no good 
reason if your format is binary capable why would you double the size by 
hex-encoding it?

Adrien

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