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Re: Reasons to not use huffman encoding?

From: Jeff Pinner <jpinner@twitter.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:50:52 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+pLO_hB_AxZkTOhf4nT4M1RDKm9y1zNEuOrJdZwOJjmeZVwSA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
and of course

4) the huffman encoded string is larger than the original


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> wrote:

> On 1/02/2014 6:13 a.m., Adrian Cole wrote:
> > Hi, all.
> >
> > HPACK allows the sender to decide whether or not to encode with huffman.
> >  When, in your opinion, would the sender choose not to?
> >
>
> 1) debugging some other part of the protocol.
>
> 2) sender device wants to save on CPU and has lots of bandwidth available.
>
> 3) using some other future encoding that is better than huffman.
>
> Amos
>
>
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