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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: atoms (was Re: [Negotiation] How to get rid of a Content-Encoding: header?)
Date Tue, 07 Sep 1999 22:55:54 GMT
>One of the reasons for having them in the request_rec is because
>manipulating them in the headers table is not as fast.  We've talked about
>a solution to this before -- using "atoms"... which lets us make the
>tables faster by mapping strings such as "Content-Encoding" to integers at
>compile-time, so that lookups/etc. are faster at run-time. 

Yes, I'd be really happy if all the header manipulation stuff was
replaced with an efficient ADT that was specific to header fields
and not just a generic table.

It's on my list of post-doc things to do, but it would make a good
project for anyone.

....Roy

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