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Re: hpack static table question?

From: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:49:02 -0500
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D292D26E-9719-4739-9FBF-E299C33F3932@redhat.com>
To: Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>

On Jun 2, 2014, at 9:45 AM, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com> wrote:

> I can't understand why this copy of a static entry to the dynamic table is needed?   Doesn't this mean that the static entry will now be known by two indexes?    
> Why is this copy needed?  

Differential encoding. The subsequent requests no longer need to reference the static header and its value (even by index) once it has been copied into the header table.

Jason T. Greene
WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
JBoss, a division of Red Hat
Received on Monday, 2 June 2014 15:49:30 UTC

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