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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
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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).

-Jeff
Received on Monday, 21 July 1997 18:22:05 UTC

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