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Re: Review of Content-Encoding: value token

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 07:07:21 +0100
Message-ID: <49795E99.6080504@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Yes. If it doesn't preserve characters, all sorts of mess can result, 
> e.g., with ETag comparison, range retrieval, etc.
 > ...

I was looking at 

"Content coding values indicate an encoding transformation that has been 
or can be applied to an entity. Content codings are primarily used to 
allow a document to be compressed or otherwise usefully transformed 
without losing the identity of its underlying media type and without 
loss of information."

...and was asking myself: is perfect reconstruction of the original 
payload really required? Is there something we need to fix here?

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 23 January 2009 06:08:03 UTC

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