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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: IE7, application/x-tar and our .tar.gz's
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2007 23:11:12 GMT
Nikolas Coukouma wrote:
> Due to the lack of a real standard (AFAIK ...) that doesn't use content
> encodings, it's hard to say what is correct.


> If it's decided to avoid the use of Content-Encoding (is the hash and 
> signature problem that bad?)

Yes if mirrors can't be authenticated...

> I'd suggest the use of the existing application/x-tgz over a new type.

That's a rational alternative to consider, thanks!

And thanks for the pointer at the previous discussion.


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