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Re: Content-Encoding: deflate - is this zlib file format?

From: Daniel Barron <openbsd@jadeb.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 13:17:24 GMT
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <4e8f4fb74a.openbsd@jadeb.com>
With help from Friz Schneider, it has been determined that the format used
by the Content-Encoding: deflate, is infact the format desribed by RFC 1951
(deflate) and not the format described by RFC 1950 (zlib).  Unfortunately the
HTTP 1.1 RFC 2616 is a bit misleading.

Anyway, does anyone know of some example code that will inflate this format?
Surely most web browsers have this code so it must be around somewhere.
Googleing returned nothing useful :(

I've downloaded the mozzila source, but it's sooo large its difficult to
find anything.


Daniel Barron
(Visit http://dansguardian.org/ - True web content filtering for all)
Received on Sunday, 9 September 2001 08:17:09 UTC

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