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Re: Support for compression in XHR?

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 16:10:14 +0100
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <BE42ABF1-356F-4148-8157-0FF80AC44936@googlemail.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>


On 9 Sep 2008, at 14:58, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

>
> Le mardi 09 septembre 2008 à 09:02 -0400, Boris Zbarsky a écrit :
>> HTTP has Content-Encoding and Transfer-Encoding, no?  No special  
>> effort
>> on the part of XMLHttpRequest is needed to make use of those, as  
>> long as
>> the underlying HTTP implementation supports them.
>
> Well, at least when an outgoing XmlHttpRequest goes with a body, the
> spec could require that upon setting the Content-Encoding header to
> "gzip" or "deflate", that the body be adequately transformed. Or is
> there another e.g. to POST a gzip request with Content-Encoding?

Why can it not just be added transparently by the XHR implementation?


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