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Re: Stuck in a train -- reading HTTP/2 draft.

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:25:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVT8zGSiU8fDqNtiaL+f2ziBytyP_SUGyPSL2anZf546Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 18 June 2014 13:17, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> In that case we should transfer the time as a POSIX time_t in the
> HEADERS frame.  Wasting time huffman encoding dates and still
> using 24 bytes where 8 would be plenty is just plain stupid.

Yeah, that was discussed and rejected, though not permanently.  I
think that James worked out that 5 bytes was enough in the short term
with a little epoch tweaking.

And yes, we are plain stupid.  Think of the cost of parsing that stuff
as opposed to doing ntohl().
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