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Re: [Bug-wget] Wget1 Gzip Compression

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Wget1 Gzip Compression
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:37:50 +0200
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Hi Tim,

Tim Schlueter <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if there is any interest here in adding gzip compression
> support to wget1.
> I recently came across a misconfigured web server which would gzip all
> responses regardless of the accept-encoding HTTP request header.
> This motivated me to spend some time working on adding on the fly gzip
> decompression to wget1 and making some other compression-related
> improvements to the codebase (before I discovered that wget2 is a work
> in progress).
> So before I spend more time working on it, I wanted to see if gzip
> support is something that you would consider adding to wget1 if I
> submitted a patch.

I think that would be a nice feature to have.  We are already linking to
libz for the WARC support so gzip compression won't require a new
dependency for wget.


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