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Re: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 09:16:24 +0200
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Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
On Jun 6, 2009, at 8:43 AM, Adam Barth wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>> Question -- the wording above explicitly allows sniffing of both
>> content-type and content-encoding; do we want to allow C-E?
>
> I seem to recall that here are a bunch of servers that send
> Content-Type: application/gzip when they mean Content-Encoding: gzip
> (or is it vice-versa?).  I can look up the code if you'd like more
> information.

No, they send app/gzip as the content-type when they do not want
the recipient to remove the encoding on-the-fly.  That is a
typical config for software distribution sites.

....Roy
Received on Saturday, 6 June 2009 07:16:59 GMT

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