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Re: Transfer-codings, mandatory content-coding support and intermediaries

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:22:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUMis0gSP=LKni5bQ-+EGGkRwqOK1vF-NhN6mcgsb9vKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: K.Morgan@iaea.org
Cc: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, C.Brunhuber@iaea.org, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 22 April 2014 00:49,  <K.Morgan@iaea.org> wrote:
> Section 10.6 "Use of Compression" says "Compression MUST NOT be used if the
> source of data cannot be reliably determined."  Admittedly, if you read
> between the lines, this basically says intermediaries should never add
> compression because they likely know nothing about the data and their
> source. My suggestion was to state it more explicitly.

I think that this is sufficient, but I'm happy to add more text:
i.e., Compression can be removed, but not added unless additional
information is available.
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:23:23 UTC

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