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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:50:45 +1100
Message-Id: <867A640E-1281-4217-A9DB-D3F3D5B67A61@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
It sounds like we have consensus to close #424 with no action. Anyone have a problem with that?


On 18 Mar 2014, at 2:43 pm, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17 March 2014 18:36, David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com> wrote:
>> I think a client and server is always involved, so I think this issue is
>> client compression of request content and server handling that compressed
>> input.
>> 
>> I think that server originating gzip compressed content and the client
>> being required to handle it is NOT the issue being discussed here?
> 
> Correct on both aspects.  This is *request* compression.
> 
> I'll note that there is nothing stopping a client from trying and
> maybe failing to compress, or for specific applications to require
> support of compression, or to have client send content types that use
> compression in preference to uncompressed content.  But requiring
> support for a specific content-encoding is, as I think we've
> concluded, perhaps a little too ambitious.

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