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From Paul Ausbeck <pa...@alumni.cse.ucsc.edu>
Subject Re: mod_negotiation/3447: Accept-Encoding headers not used in mod_negotiation
Date Sun, 29 Nov 1998 08:30:01 GMT
The following reply was made to PR mod_negotiation/3447; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Paul Ausbeck <paula@alumni.cse.ucsc.edu>
To: apbugs@hyperreal.org, apache-bugdb@apache.org
Cc: amc@CS.Berkeley.EDU, Cranstone@worldnet.att.net, paul@c2.net,
        dirk.vangulik@jrc.it
Subject: Re: mod_negotiation/3447: Accept-Encoding headers not used in mod_negotiation
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 23:51:23 -0800

 I have investigated how Microsoft IIS handles Accept-Encoding headers.
 Some significant detail can be found at:
 
 http://premium.microsoft.com/msdn/library/sdkdoc/iisref/aore4mcz.htm
 
 Both static and dynamic compression are supported. Compression is
 handled separately from other aspects of content negotiation. There is a
 mechanism for ranking the "goodness" of various compression methods.
 Static compression involves the idea of a compression directory.
 Compressed files are stored there. A lazy compression scheme will
 service a request for a file with uncompressed data and then compress
 the file in the background so that it is available in compressed form
 for subsequent requests.
 
 It appears that the apache content negotiation mechanism may be more
 flexible than the IIS mechanism in that servers that service multiple
 accounts can be more flexibly managed.
 
 Paul
 

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