Re: Genart last call review of draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-18

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Wed, 06 May 2020 00:16 UTC

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Cc: David Schinazi <dschinazi.ietf@gmail.com>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@varnish-cache.org>, Tommy Pauly <tpauly@apple.com>, gen-art <gen-art@ietf.org>, draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure.all@ietf.org, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, last-call@ietf.org
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On 6 May 2020, at 6:29 am, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> 
> In class B people deal with huge numbers by downscaling:  Millions,
> Trillions, GigaBytes and PetaBytes.  Nobody really cares if the
> stimulus was 1.000.000.000.000 or 1.000.000.000.010 dollars, so
> sawing of the right hand side is a good way to make numbers manageable,
> at the cost of suffixing multiplier: $125M

This makes me wonder whether we should add an example to stimulate readers' imagination in this direction; e.g.,

Example-ScaledInt: 4503;suffix=M


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