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A problem I am trying to solve

From: Vinay Aggarwal <vinayagg@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 06:50:55 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <36D4F940.C907890E@hotmail.com>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Hello Jigsaw Wizards,

I am trying to solve a unique problem these days. If anybody
can tell me where to look for information or which files
I am supposed to modify, it will be of great help.

The problem goes like this:

All the browsers in today's date (essentially netscape
and IE) support 'Content-Encoding: ' header tag and are
correctly able to decode the compressed data. But
unfortunately most of the servers ignore this
header field. One solution to this problem is that
I do modify one http proxy server so that the compression
takes place at the proxy server if not at the server end.
This will help to speed the communication between 
the proxy server and the browser. (The communication between
the proxy server and the http server will still be at the 
normal speed)

Essentially the following steps need be performed

1. The request should include 'Accept-Encoding: gzip'
   header field.

2. The response does not include the header
  'Content-Encoding: gzip'

3. Add the 'Content-Encoding: gzip' header
   to the response. (Some responses from the servers
   do not have a header at all, this need be taken
   care of)

4. Encode the response data with gzip.

If you could guide me about jigsaw and tell me which 
class files need be changed, it will be very helpful.
I will make the changes myself. (Well if you do it
for me, that's still better)

Please reply ASAP. I am not subscribed to the
mailing list, hence please do cc the replies to my
mail address.

Thanks and Regards
Vinay Aggarwal
Received on Thursday, 25 February 1999 08:02:02 UTC

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