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Re: [ietf-smtp] Draft for compressing SMTP streams

2016-08-18 03:49:29
On 18/08/2016 09:29, Jeremy Harris wrote:
On 18/08/16 09:07, Paul Smith wrote:
  (AIUI base64 encoding, even of uncompressed data, also
reduces compressability).
Presumably a base64-aware compression method is not impossible?

No, but then it would probably be a non-standard compressor, which will make implementation more complex. When gains are dubious and/or minimal, then you want to make the cost of implementation & possibility of introducing bugs as low as possible.

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