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Re: Statistics on reusing request headers in persistent connections

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 13:24:50 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199511021224.MAA10968@wsooti02.win.tue.nl>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu, mogul@pa.dec.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Larry Masinter:

[...hash based approach to content negotiation...]

>Don't use it for embedded gifs and jpgs. In particular, if your accept
>headers are short (as they are for image/gif image/jpg) the hash would
>be longer than the material hashed, a bad idea.
>I only proposed this as an optimization in the case where the Accept*
>headers are large.

If it is an optional optimization, I have no problems at all with it.

I don't believe I ever saw a complete description of how hashing would
fit in with the rest of the negotiation stuff.  Is there such a
description, or do you plan to write one?

Received on Thursday, 2 November 1995 04:31:52 UTC

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