Document Action: 'Brotli Compressed Data Format' to Informational RFC (draft-alakuijala-brotli-11.txt)
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The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Brotli Compressed Data Format' (draft-alakuijala-brotli-11.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-alakuijala-brotli/ Technical Summary This specification defines a lossless compressed data format that compresses data using a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding, with efficiency comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. Review and Consensus The draft's authors submitted it to the Independent Stream in April 2014. It took the ISE rather a long time to find suitable reviewers for a new compression technique, but, it finally got a brief review from Ulrich Speidel(U Auckland, a coding theory researcher), and a more thorough review from Jean-Loup Gailly (the author of gzip). The authors made changes based on those reviews, and it is now ready for publication. We are aware, through the W3C liaison team, that W3C would like to see it published. It requests IANA to assign an HTTP Content Coding, and that Registry requires IETF Review, which is why the document has been moved to the IETF stream and AD sponsorship. Personnel Nevil Brownlee is the document shepherd and Alexey Melnikov is the responsible AD.