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RFC 7694 on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Client-Initiated Content-Encoding

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        RFC 7694

        Title:      Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Client-Initiated 
                    Content-Encoding 
        Author:     J. Reschke
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2015
        Mailbox:    julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
        Pages:      7
        Characters: 13676
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-httpbis-cice-03.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7694

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7694

In HTTP, content codings allow for payload encodings such as for
compression or integrity checks.  In particular, the "gzip" content
coding is widely used for payload data sent in response messages.

Content codings can be used in request messages as well; however,
discoverability is not on par with response messages.  This document
extends the HTTP "Accept-Encoding" header field for use in responses,
to indicate the content codings that are supported in requests.

This document is a product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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