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This is just silly. Time to first byte does matter, when you know what to put in those first bytes.


I've replied on G+ but I think it's worth pointing out that I don't disagree that time to the first useful byte matters. The issue is that what's being reported isn't that and the time of header generation is not dependent on the time to the first useful byte (as the gzip example indicates).

Your post explains time to first full packet. Yes that matters, not the first byte.

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