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Re: Reasons to not use huffman encoding?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:25:31 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <ED0AC2B4-25E1-4C9D-BFE1-C54DD8DAF2BF@mnot.net>
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>

On 1 Feb 2014, at 4:27 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.

If that happens, wed need to version the protocol (at least, as things currently sit), so this isnt really a motivation for being able to turn it off.

Cheers,


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