Next server release ...

Nathan Torkington (
Wed, 21 Jul 1993 14:20:17 +1200

How about a decompression system ... when stat() fails on ``file'',
look for ``file.gz'' and ``file.z'' and ``file.Z'' and ``file.f'',
etc, and decompress as needed. That way once I have an area static, I
can gzip the lot and save on diskspace (no, whatever makes you think
that I'm referring to the thesaurus and CIA world-fact-book? :-).

If the client says they know about x-gzip or whatever the MIME
incantation is for ``I've got decompression nous'', then the
decompression doesn't have to be performed. Sound reasonable? If you
think so, write your name and your idea of this week's mystery guest
on the back of an envelope and send to .... No wait, if you like the
idea, implement it and send it to CERN.

You listening, oh developers for the new release?