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Re: Improve the traffic condition on the Internet

From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 20:06:12 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <24650.9603202006@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
To: agulbra@troll.no (Arnt Gulbrandsen)
Cc: gh@748pku.pku.edu.cn, www-talk@w3.org
> 
> Gao Hong <gh@748pku.pku.edu.cn>
> > I mean we define a compress standard using on the internet.
> 
> ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-deutsch-deflate-spec-02.txt
> contains that.  From the draft announcement:
> 
>        Title     : DEFLATE Compressed Data Format Specification version 1.3

Yes, good call on that spec which was put out recently a san ID to 
complement the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification.


The other half of the coin is how to indicate that this has been applied, 
and existing practice uses the HTTP 1.1 Content-Encoding header for this.

For example

cguhpc [62]:  telnet info 80
Trying...
Connected to info.mcc.ac.uk.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD /CGU/VRML/chicken.wrl.gz HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 20:05:12 GMT
Server: Apache/1.0.0
Content-type: x-world/x-vrml
Content-encoding: x-gzip
Content-length: 71835
Last-modified: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 20:04:41 GMT

Connection closed by foreign host.

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