Cole, Timothy D.
timothy_d_cole at md.northgrum.com
Wed Jul 11 13:42:45 GMT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John E. Malmberg [SMTP:malmberg at Encompasserve.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 9:24
> To: samba-technical at samba.org
> Subject: Re: Accessing CVS-WEB?
> On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > "John E. Malmberg" wrote:
> > >
> > > http://pserver.samba.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ does not work on Netscape
> > > It just displays a few random characters.
> > Its the gzip encoding. The files are gzip encoded to save bandwidth
> > (becouse they are both large and compress well), and your older browser
> > doesn't understand it. Upgrade your browser.
> Is there some way to detect that a browser can not handle the gzip
> encoding so that at the minimum, a proper error page can be displayed?
The browser sends an Accept-encoding: header in the request
indicating which encodings it will accept (if I recall).
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