Re: Review of Content-Encoding: value token

Well, if we leave the text how it is, it will have that effect...

On 30/01/2009, at 7:29 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> My concern is that many implementations treat content-coding like  
>> transfer-codings, in some ways; that is, they layer it in  
>> automatically (e.g., mod_gzip). The confluence of this with things  
>> like byteranges, etag comparison, etc. may be quite prone to bugs.
>> You'd also start to get into discussions like "can't JPEG just be a  
>> content-coding of GIF?" and so forth. The media type system isn't  
>> perfect by any means, but I think it's a better fit for this type  
>> of thing.
>> ...
> I agree with that, but right now the spec doesn't really state that.
> Should we change it?
> BR, Julian

Mark Nottingham

Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 03:46:57 UTC