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Re: i28 proposed replacement text

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 16:10:10 +0100
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080512151010.GA10176@shareable.org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> Both gzip & deflate (zlib) is self delimiting and checksummed by the
> way, giving you this property.

Are you sure?  Concatenating gzip files (.gz) is allowed: when
decompressed it results in the concatenation of the decompressed
parts.  Therefore gzip _files_ aren't self delimiting.

I don't know if gzip-as-referenced-by-HTTP allows that, but given that
gzip files can, it would be inadvisable for the network protocol to be
different and depend on that difference.

-- Jamie
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 15:10:46 GMT

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