Clients indicating Content-encodings they accept

John Franks (
Fri, 4 Feb 1994 18:00:29 --100

Are there any plans for clients to indicate what Content-encodings they
can accept. This could be done through the header Accept: lines or in
some other way. My server now has the capability to automatically
uncompress files as they are served. I would like to have it not do
the uncompression for those clients which can do it themselves. There
seems to be no mechanism to detect this however.

John Franks Dept of Math. Northwestern University