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Re: Proposal to change default handling for content-encoded responses

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:56:01 +0100

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 12:56:37AM +0000, Kartikaya Gupta wrote:
> If there many servers that do this, then silent decompression is likely
> to break things. But maybe sending 'Accept-Encoding: identity' with the
> default request (i.e. when --compressed is not specified) would work
> here?

I doubt that would change anything. Most such servers have a dumb rule to just
Content-Encoding: gzip to any file ending in .gz and nothing the client sends
would change that.
Received on 2018-10-31