Revising HTTP [was: gzip_disable and vary header]

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Mon Oct 19 07:34:25 MSD 2009

Johan Bergström Wrote:

> I've found yet another resource that indicate that
> the current  behavior of nginx is incorrect:
> I can't find what SPEC it is relying on, but as
> far as other discussions on The Internets go, I think that
> Accept-encoding is indeed required.


I'm the author of RED, and also the chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group, which is currently revising HTTP (and which is the basis for what RED does, although RED is not a product of the WG).

Our goal is NOT to change the protocol, but rather to document how it's currently used, clarify anything that's not well-specified, and assure interoperability.

HTTPbis currently has a number of implementers participating, and would love to get nginx's input as well. 

See our:
  * Charter:
  * Issues:
  * Current drafts:
  * Mailing list:


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