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Re: Alternative Header Compression Update..

From: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:29:47 -0400
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-id: <F46D227D-4A1F-41F9-B810-8A4EF7693794@apple.com>
To: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>

On Jul 10, 2013, at 12:05 PM, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> Millisecond precision has been on the HTTP wish-lists of many
> application developers for a very long time, including mine and I
> believe the additional requirements are worth it. That said, I've been
> considering an alternative approach that is based on a single byte era
> prefix. This would encode the timestamp into two parts, a 8-bit prefix
> followed by a uvarint <= (2^32)-1. For now, I just picked a format
> that would work, with the intent of revisiting it once typed codecs
> come up for formal discussion after the august interop event.

*If* millisecond precision is needed I would still prefer to see a real date + time encoding and not "seconds since an epoch".

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:30:18 UTC

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