Re: Statistics on reusing request headers in persistent connections

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