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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: mod_cache, mod_deflate and Vary: User-Agent
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:31:04 GMT

On 28 Aug 2009, at 06:13, wrote:

> > Brian Akins of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. wrote...
> >
> > We are moving towards the 'if you say you support gzip,
> > then you get gzip' attitude.

The only approach that makes sense.  Good to hear that from
folks as big as you.

> There isn't a browser in the world that can 'Accept Encoding'
> successfully for ALL mime types.

Huh?  Whyever not?  Encoding is orthogonal to MIME type,
and for the ability to decode to be dependent on MIME type
would indicate tortuously over-complicated and hopelessly
broken browser design.

Nick Kew

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