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Re: fixhrefgz - tool for converting anchors to gzipped files



On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Jim Pick wrote:

>So here's my stand:
>
>- let's munch up the links to point to ".html.gz" files.  Ugly, I know,
>  and a bit of work, but then we don't need to force people to install a
>  web server.  I think it's pretty important that we don't force people
>  to run stuff they don't want.

There is no need to much up any links. The web-browser should simply check
if a .gz file exists if the file referenced by the link cannot be found
and decompress the file with a tagged on .gz on the fly. That is the way
the servers work.

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