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Re: h2#404 requiring gzip and/or deflate

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:32:26 +1300
Message-ID: <5306E4EA.2040908@treenet.co.nz>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 21/02/2014 5:13 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> The other aspect of this is that HTTP already says:
> 
>>    A request without an Accept-Encoding header field implies that the
>>    user agent has no preferences regarding content-codings.  Although
>>    this allows the server to use any content-coding in a response, it
>>    does not imply that the user agent will be able to correctly process
>>    all encodings.
>>
>>    A server tests whether a content-coding for a given representation is
>>    acceptable using these rules:
>>
>>    1.  If no Accept-Encoding field is in the request, any content-coding
>>        is considered acceptable by the user agent.
> 
> ...
> 
> <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-26#section-5.3.4>
> 
> So, what the current text *really* says is that servers can ignore the 'identity' content-encoding when it appears alone in the request.


Huh? identiy coding being explicitly sent is a non-empty field.

I read that as saying only an empty header means "anything goes, YMMV",
and * value meaning "anything goes, honest, I promise"


Amos
Received on Friday, 21 February 2014 05:33:09 UTC

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