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Re: Http overhead

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:45:08 -0500
Message-ID: <3A267604.40F4BA13@ecal.com>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
dillon@hns.com wrote:

>      The latest standard (HTTP 1.1) has provisions for compression and "chunked"
> transfers which change this, but I haven't seen these used in any real-world
> situations
> yet.

Apache will recognize a file with a ".gz" extension as gzipped, and send the
Content-Encoding: x-gzip line.  Netscape will recognize Content-Encoding: x-gzip,
and uncompress the file.  Unfortunately, at least in my installation (Apache
1.3.14, Red Hat 7), Apache doesn't look at the extension before the ".gz" to get
the content-type; "foo.txt.gz" gets marked as Content-Type: application/x-gzip.

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