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Re: gzip/deflate compression/encoding

2005-07-01 15:21:23

On Thu June 30 2005 15:28, ned+ietf-822(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:

Doesn't follow. A binary-to-8bit encoding has enough characters available that
the overhead can be limited to at most 1-2%.

for random data.

The yEnc method will yield a 2x expansion for a bitmap image of
an elephant in a fog (every pixel has a value of 0xD6).  That's
considerably worse than a 37% increase.