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Re: Bug#5907: debstd compresses .html when it shouldn't



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Christoph Lameter:
> Do all the webbrowsers under Debian support .html.gz? 

As far as I know, yes. Lynx and Mosaic do, that I know for sure.
I don't have enough memory to try Netscape.

> How do you propose the webservers react when they are to serve a .html.gz
> to a client (who might not have the capability to uncompress a .gz file!) 

They should uncompress it, and give the client the same Content-type as
for .html. But not all access to .html.gz will go through httpd.

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