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Re[2]: Compression of HTML documents over HTTP

From: <Jeremy_Cath@reading.sterling.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 96 21:53:18 GMT
Message-Id: <9602058260.AA826091913@smtplink.reading.sterling.com>
To: mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
     >It seems that Accept-Encoding: and Content-Encoding: serve this
     >purpose well, the browsers just do not seem to send them (although
     >Content-Encoding is recognized in browsers above, even Netscape2.0
     >proved not to send Accept-Encoding, but IMHO this issue may better be
     >discussed through www-talk [in HTTP/1.0 draft it's covered well
     >enough, just the current practice stays behind]).
     I guess the important thing to do is get it drafted into (if not the 
     standard then) recommended guidelines, so if browsers / servers want 
     to support http/1.1 they need to support the gzip/ungzip of the html 
     and data they are transfering.
     If will follow up on the suggested reading, reason for this posting 
     was that it seemed to make sense to do to save bandwidth
     Jeremy E Cath
Received on Tuesday, 5 March 1996 13:59:15 UTC

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