mike at easysw.com
Wed Jul 11 17:51:54 GMT 2001
"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > 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.
> Can you show me where in the W3C specs it says that gzip encoding is part
> of the standard? It may be there, as the W3C validator can read the page
> (though it does cough up an error message...missing ALT tag).
Wrong standard - the gzip stuff is part of the HTTP standard.
the client supplies an "Accept-Encoding" field with "gzip" (along with
any other encodings it can handle), and the server responds using
encoding is appropriate, specified in the "Content-Encoding" field.
That said, the CVS-web interface should be checking this field before
assuming that the browser supports gzip...
Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com
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