Re: Reference set in HPACK


That is orthogonal-- small data frames are necessary for latency as well,
and the impact on packetization with full DATA frames is minimal, with near
zero impact on latency.


On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <>

> In message <
> Roberto Peon writes:
> >If the headers were regularized, with the use of a reference set, one
> could
> >imagine a reduction of 20 bytes per header.
> >With 100 elements, this is approximately 2k of data, or two packets worth.
> You'd save as many if not more bytes by being able to transfer the
> biggest of the 100 elements in DATA frames larger than 16383 bytes.
> I think it is fair to ask for some credible real-world data that shows
> reference sets making an actual difference that justifies the added
> complexity.
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