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Re: Reference set in HPACK

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:07:44 +0000
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
cc: Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, Kazu Yamamoto <kazu@iij.ad.jp>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20197.1404288464@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAP+FsNeGCUEoiAdrL2gr_P=MdqEdBpD2aTSN6ncR8884s3+bhg@mail.gmail.com>, Roberto Peon writes:

>Essentially all of the time that I commit to HTTP2 these days comes out of
>personal time, and doing such an analysis would require more time than I'm
>willing to take away from my family or more likely, sleep.

But you are willing to insist that everybody else spends time implementing
the reference set, without any factual data to show that it is going
to provide a relevant benefit ?

The reference set should be dropped if nobody can document that it helps.

Gettys rule #1, #3 and #5:

1. Do not add new functionality unless an implementor cannot complete
   a real application without it.

3. The only thing worse than generalizing from one example is
   generalizing from no examples at all.

5. If you can get 90 percent of the desired effect for 10 percent
   of the work, use the simpler solution.

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