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Re: Reference set in HPACK

From: 山本和彦 <kazu@iij.ad.jp>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:30:27 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20140702.153027.762020749800021126.kazu@iij.ad.jp>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Roberto,

> Even a few bytes per request adds up as the number of requests go up.
> Lets think about a page today that has 100 elements, which is something we
> see today.
> If the headers were regularized, with the use of a reference set, one could
> imagine a reduction of 20 bytes per header.

OK. Suppose we can save 20 bytes.

> With 100 elements, this is approximately 2k of data, or two packets worth.

I don't understand this.

Each HTTP request/response is stored in its own IP packets. Suppose an
HTTP request is stored in N IP packets. I don't think saving 20 bytes
can reduce N to N - 1. So, the total number of IP packets is the same.

--Kazu
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 06:30:30 UTC

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