[thelist] which browsers support http 1.1 ?

Eduardo Dominguez lalo_dominguez at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 28 20:21:04 CST 2000


    I just found out how to determine whether a a browser has "gzip,
as Accept-Encoding. Now my problem is what is "gzip" and what is "deflate".
Are this just the protocols for compression such as the unix gzip ?
Netscape 4.73 only supports deflate and IE 5x supports both.
Any idea what the diference is ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael V. Vladimirov" <vmv at online.sinor.ru>
To: "Eduardo Dominguez" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] which browsers support http 1.1 ?

Hello Eduardo,

Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 2:51:52 AM, you wrote:

ED> Anyone knows ? Where can I find such a list ?
ED> I am specifically interested in finding which
ED> browsers support the compression feature of the
ED> protocol.

It's much better to look into Accept-Encoding header of request to
determine whether that browser supports compression or not. For
example, IE5.5 says 'gzip, deflate' there.

Best regards,
 Michael                            mailto:vmv at online.sinor.ru

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