Re: fixhrefgz - tool for converting anchors to gzipped files
On Mon, 30 Jun 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > - 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.
> no, that will make it a pain to download files which are already
> compressed. The "smarts" should be in the web browser.
_and_ in the server. The server needs to supply appropriate mime headers so
the web browser knows what kind of file it is; just x-gzip isn't enough. It
should be text/html with a transfer encoding saying that it's zipped.
Browsers decompressing all gzipped files and attempting to guess what type
they are is a bad idea IMO.