Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] [qpack] Add comment explaining static table (#3576)

Martin Thomson <> Tue, 14 April 2020 01:18 UTC

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@martinthomson commented on this pull request.

> +this methodology, some of the entries may be inconsistent.  Notably,
+"content-type: text/plain; charset=utf-8" appears twice with two different
+whitespace encodings (entries 52 and 54).

this methodology, some of the entries may be inconsistent.

It's probably enough to observe that there are inconsistencies that derive from the source data.

> @@ -1199,6 +1199,12 @@ are registered in the "HTTP/3 Error Code" registry established in {{HTTP3}}.
 # Static Table
+This table was generated by analyzing actual internet traffic in 2018 and
+manually crafting the table for optimal compression of common headers.  Due to

What does "manually crafting" mean?  I think that you mean manually removing obvious redundancies and (other stuff we/Mike did).

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