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Re: Issue #73: definition of deflate encoding

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:53:58 +0200
To: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1248944038.7931.131.camel@localhost.localdomain>
ons 2009-07-29 klockan 22:17 -0700 skrev David Morris:
> While doing some recent packet capture / object extraction work as part of 
> an effort to study the current degree of content-encoding by live web 
> sites, I needed to remove gzip encoding ... naively thought I could just
> save the data as a *.gz file (tried .zip also) and post process it. Found
> about 800 gzip encoded responses of about 2400 and decoded them all 
> assuming no gzip or zlib wrapper. I'm not 100% sure about my conclusions
> (I probably could provide a couple example payloads still gzip-ed in file 
> form if someone with more knowledge would care to look), but it appears to 
> me that 'some incorrect' is likely 'most implementations are incorrect'.

Interesting. Are you saying that you saw this breakage for content
announced with an gzip content encoding as well, or did you mean to say
deflate encoding above?

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