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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Content-length negotiation
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:12:27 GMT
* Michael.Schroepl@telekurs.de wrote:

> A short note about the English version:
> 
> > Content-Length:
> > The length of the file, in bytes. If this header is not present,
> > then the actual length of the file is used.
> 
> I am not sure which "actual length of the file" is meant here.
> Consider compression being applied dynamically, and two alter-
> native files would compress differently.
> 
> So file A might be smaller than file B before compression, but
> after compression this relation might reverse, meaning that
> Apache would actually negotiate the "wrong" version of the file
> - can this actually happen?

Yes. mod_negotiation doesn't know anything about filters afterwards and the
standard requires this behaviour (iirc).

nd

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