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Wed Sep 26 12:42:14 GMT 2007
On 9/26/07, Barry Abrahamson <barry at automattic.com> 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 Abrahamson | Systems Wrangler | Automattic
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Thank you. I pointed this out on the forums  but was
misunderstood/ignored. Glad to see it's fixed.
- Mark Shields
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