RE: Call for Consensus: Remove "reference set" from HPACK (to address #552)

Hi Roberto-

On Tuesday,15 July 2014 07:34, wrote:
> ... or have opcodes which modify ranges of entries, ...

Did you also look at "having opcodes which *reference* ranges of entries"?

A week or so ago Herve mentioned this as an alternative to the reference set.  During my research of header compression I came to the same idea and found it to improve the compression factor much in the same way as a reference set.

As you have mentioned before, and I concur, applications will eventually adapt to the compression mechanism.  I believe this would also be true for referencing ranges of entries from a header table. While it couldn't achieve the same compression as a reference set, it could come really close as applications start shaping the header set to contain the largest possible contiguous range of headers which are repeated from request to request.


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Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:37:47 UTC