Re: Design Issue: GZIP flag on DATA Frames

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:53 UTC

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In message <fnlnp8t14lal0uk5suouc2uuk3uk4429dt@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>de>, Bjoer
n Hoehrmann writes:

>>And what is the plausibility that any new compression schemes will ever
>>make that worth-while ?

>[...] something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.xz is quite near
>a point where I would expect people to call for adoption of a new scheme
>(with a filter optimized for such content > 10% better compression seems
>very plausible to me).

You forgot half the "worth-while" part:  The compatibility issues.

Even something as trivial as "deflate" vs. "gzip" was too hard for
some people to get right.

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