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Re: [Bug-wget] New wget (1.19.2): Unexpected download behaviour for gzip

From: Daniel Stenberg
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] New wget (1.19.2): Unexpected download behaviour for gzip-compressed tarballs (HTTP-header dependent)
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 22:21:38 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

On Wed, 1 Nov 2017, Tim Rühsen wrote:

Content-Encoding: gzip means that the data has been compressed for transportation purposes only.

That's actually not what it means. There's transfer-encoding for that purpose, but that's not generally supported by clients.

RFC7231 section [*] says this:

   Content coding values indicate an encoding transformation that has
   been or can be applied to a representation.

[*] = https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231#section-


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