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Re: Header Table and Static Table Indicies Switched

From: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:35:18 -0500
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E04B7FD8-2ED6-4D90-89FD-72CAC3B29F0C@redhat.com>
To: Jeff Pinner <jpinner@twitter.com>
This was discussed in "Call for Consensus: Remove "reference set" from HPACK (to address #552). Greg had a bunch of data showing static first was better.

On Aug 1, 2014, at 12:20 PM, Jeff Pinner <jpinner@twitter.com> wrote:

> Guessing I missed the discussion on this, but in the latest HPACK
> draft the static table was to lower indices than the header table
> instead of higher indices.
> 
> This now requires an extra byte (2 instead of 1) to index almost any
> name not in the static table.
> 
> Opened https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/issues/578 to track.
> 

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Jason T. Greene
WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
JBoss, a division of Red Hat
Received on Friday, 1 August 2014 17:35:47 UTC

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