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Content-Encoding: who does what?

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 96 11:59:50 EDT
Message-Id: <9606051559.AA15421@zp.tempo.att.com.tempo.att.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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There's a potential transition problem brewing concerning
Content-Encoding.  The few browsers I have access to (Mosaic 2.6,
Netscape 1.1, 2.0) understand Content-Encoding: x-gzip, but not gzip.
Browsers have to start understanding x-gzip and gzip (and x-compress
and compress) as synonyms PRONTO!  Otherwise servers will for a long
time have to be configured to send x-gzip (x-compress), because that's
what most browsers understand.

Can anyone identify browsers that understand gzip and compress?

Dave Kristol
Received on Wednesday, 5 June 1996 09:08:46 UTC

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