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Re: Re[2]: FYI... Binary Optimized Header Encoding for SPDY

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:28:54 +0000
To: "Adrien de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>
cc: "Yoav Nir" <ynir@checkpoint.com>, "Mike Belshe" <mike@belshe.com>, "James M Snell" <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1457.1343910534@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <em57fc159f-7eb0-4506-89a6-a55d04ed64ed@reboist>, "Adrien de Croy" w

>In the end though, when I get a file attributes from windows, the 
>filetime members are in 64 bit ns since epoch.  So either I'd convert 
>to something before transmission, or push that task through to the 
>client side.

Just because somebody else did it wrong, doesn't mean we should
emulate them.

>I don't know what sort of timestamps unix serves up.  I'd expect it 
>mainly to be determined by underlying clock hardware on motherboards.  

No, it's been standardized (wrong!) for 20+ years: struct timeval
and struct timespec, both of which are also mixed-radix formats.

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