Re: Using HTTP Trailers [was: Content-Integrity header]

Intermediaries are required to decompress a gzip transfer-coding?

Intermediaries are forbidden to decompress gzip content-coding to look
into the content? Intermediaries are forbidden to change
Accept-Encoding and Content-Encoding?

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Amos Jeffries <> wrote:
> On 12.07.2012 09:59, Zhong Yu wrote:
>> Transfer-Encoding and Content-Encoding overlap in functionality. For
>> example, gzip can be done in either way. But in reality, gzip is only
>> implemented with Content-Encoding, for whatever reason. It might be
>> safer to introduce a new content-coding than a new transfer-coding.
> The Content-Encoding is about the entity. End-to-End.
> The Transfer-Encoding is about the channel. Hop-by-Hop.
> gzip is not implemented as Transfer-Encoding due to all the reasons Willy
> and I put forward against mandatory gzip compression on SPDY connections. It
> is a large performance loss to de/re-compress at every hop. chunked on the
> other hand is trivial to recode and when used right increases performance.
> When implementing anything which intermediaries *need* visibility to and
> possibly even manipulation of, Content-Encoding is the worst way to do it.

Received on Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:44:23 UTC