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Re: [Bug-wget] FeatureSpecification - HTTP compression

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] FeatureSpecification - HTTP compression
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:09:36 -0800
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On 12/09/2012 02:45 AM, Tim Rühsen wrote:
> Am Samstag, 8. Dezember 2012 schrieb address@hidden:
>> Hello
>> I think wget should HTTP compression (Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate). It
>> would put less strain on servers being downloading from, and use less of
>> their bandwidth. Is it okay to add this idea to the
>> http://wget.addictivecode.org/FeatureSpecifications page? I don't know
>> where on the page to add it, and thought I should check first before doing
>> so in case there was a reason it isn't there
>> Thank you for your time
> The next Wget to come (still called Mget) already has this feature working.

I don't think there's been agreement that the next Wget will be called
Mget, or that the current work on Mget represents a step towards
replacing Wget, so I think it's quite misleading to refer to Mget as
"the next Wget to come". Current Wget sources already have concurrent
downloading available, and many other features, both new and
pre-existing, that are not featured in Mget.

Wget proper doesn't have gzip/deflate support currently, but it's not
too hard to add it, and I wouldn't be surprised if it gets added in the
near future; it just hasn't been as high a priority as other
recently-introduced features had been, I believe.


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