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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Does (or will?) HttpClient handle compressed content ?
Date Sat, 10 Dec 2005 15:07:55 GMT
On Sat, 2005-12-10 at 14:16 +0000, sebb wrote:
> I've searched the documentation and source, and the only references to
> zip / compression seem to be in the content-type lists. [Also searched
> Bugzilla]
> 
> Just double-checking:
> 
> It seems that HttpClient does not automatically handle compressed responses.
> Is this the case, or have I missed something?
> 

This is indeed the case. 

> Asuming no, are there any plans to include decompression in the future?
> 

No. There are no such plans. HttpClient should not have any content
processing code. Compression / decompression logic can be easily built
on top of HttpClient. Anything that has to do with the content
processing does not belong to a generic HTTP library

Oleg


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