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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Subject Re: Compression via content negotiation
Date Thu, 03 Dec 1998 02:22:09 GMT
>Huh? I thought one of the things you were pushing so hard for here
>is to have the APACHE SERVER 'default' to sending the GZIP version
>automatically even if it is not 'asked' for. That is the scenario
>that will break most search engines ( and a lot of other things ).

No, he was suggesting sending it when the user agent sends Accept-Encoding.
A search engine is a user agent, so it isn't going to ask for an
encoding that it can't understand.  The breakage is on shared caches
and dumb browsers, not on search engines.

....Roy

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