Re: JSR311: gzip encoding

From: Julian Reschke <>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 09:23:37 +0200

Bill Burke wrote:
> ...
> * To the ETag point. If gzip is a performance boost, isn't generating a
> hash of the output yet another CPU performance loss? Meaning, you
> shouldn't be hashing the message body for large responses? A guy from
> Apple brought this point up in one of my talks at TSSJS.
> ...

An Etag doesn't need to be a hash. It could be a simple counter (see,
for instance, subversion).

BR, Julian