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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 23:35:30 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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

--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-06-21 23:35:30 UTC ---
IMHO, adding extensions like this is one of the ways the IETF broke the
protocol. We're not going to extend this breakage into the API as well, it's
bad enough that servers are allowed to do this kind of thing.

If different browsers randomly decide to include or exclude compression,
servers are just going to get confused and have weird bugs. To get good
interoperability, browsers have to act as close to identical to each other as

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