[wp-hackers] wordpress.tar.gz

Omry Yadan omry at yadan.net
Wed Sep 26 07:32:20 GMT 2007

Thanks for clarifying.

Barry Abrahamson wrote:

> Omry Yadan wrote:
>> great.
>> just curious - why does the user-agent have any effect on the file 
>> the client receives?
> So, here's the technical explanation:
> It had nothing to do with the User-Agent but with the HTTP request 
> headers that were sent.  By default CLI utilities such as wget and 
> curl dont send any Accept-Encoding headers.  Server side we were 
> sending a 'Content-Encoding: gzip' header for the tar.gz file.  Since 
> there was no 'Accept-Encoding: gzip' header sent by the client, an 
> uncompressed version was delivered to the client.  It's pretty 
> inconvenient (as you noticed) to have a tar.gz file that is uncompressed.
> I have removed the Content-Encoding header and replaced it with the 
> correct Content-Type headers to identify the different download types.
> Barry

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