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[Bug 12917] "deflate-stream" should be an optional extension when establishing a connection

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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:26:16 +0000
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Adrian Bateman [MSFT] <adrianba@microsoft.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|INVALID                     |

--- Comment #4 from Adrian Bateman [MSFT] <adrianba@microsoft.com> 2011-06-21 23:26:15 UTC ---
The point of extensions is that they are not a mandatory part of the spec. They
are not required for interop. It is perfectly possible to make a client and
service work without deflate-stream. Just as the extension is optional for a
service, it should be optional for a client. I don't understand why this is an
interoperability nightmare - it's part of the extensibility mechanism in the

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