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Re: HTTP/1.1 draft 12 aug 1996 and content encodings

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 21:30:06 -0700
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: janl@ifi.uio.no, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9609142130.aa19909@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1577
> This seems like a protocol design error, and doesn't really match
> HTTP/1.0 practice. No "Accept-encoding" header means that the server
> guesses what's acceptable to the client; the "MAY assume" is nonsense,
> since in fact, if the server knows some novel, new encodings, it's
> certain that there are clients that don't send Accept-encoding and yet
> don't know about them.

"guessing" and "MAY assume" are identical terms.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Saturday, 14 September 1996 21:36:38 UTC

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