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Re: Support for gzip at the server #424 (Consensus Call)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:53:03 +1000
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <57D2FB39-13F4-474C-803C-C14E831402B2@mnot.net>
To: "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 27 Apr 2014, at 2:03 am, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

> Not convinced.
> If it's a characteristic of the representation, why can't the client sending the representation decide on it?

Because that would be a unilateral decision, just like the client deciding that itís going to send application/foobar+baz to your resource.

Now, if the client were to be able to discover that the resource (NOT server) supported compressed request bodies, thatís a different thing. However, *waves hands* this is not the WG youíre looking forÖ


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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