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Re: Any objections to "Accept-encoding: gzip, *;q=0"?

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 97 18:10:51 MDT
Message-Id: <9707220110.AA01459@acetes.pa.dec.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Joel N. Weber II writes:

	 (a)	Accept-Encoding: gzip, compress, no-identity
		       /* an explicit "no identity-encoding wanted" token */
	 (b)	Accept-Encoding: gzip, compress, strict
		       /* "strict" means "this set, or nothing" */
    Note that any older server will ignore the `strict' or the
    `no-identity', so you still might get uncompressed content.
Of course.  I probably should have stated that the ability to
say "don't send me 'identity'" is an optimization, and not always
available (because of the situation you suggest).

Received on Monday, 21 July 1997 18:22:05 EDT

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