Accessing CVS-WEB?

Michael Sweet mike at
Wed Jul 11 18:11:51 GMT 2001

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Specifically, the client supplies an "Accept-Encoding" field with
> > "gzip" (along with any other encodings it can handle), and the server
> > responds using whatever encoding is appropriate, specified in the
> > "Content-Encoding" field.
> Thanks!
> Do you know if this is specific to HTTP 1.1 and later or should this work
> with a 1.0 browser?  I have no idea if John's browser is 1.0, I'm just
> curious.

IIRC Accept/Content-Encoding were part of 1.0, but gzip wasn't
recognized by the IETF until later and wasn't listed as part of the
1.0 spec.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at
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