3.6a / tarball compression & content type

Jack de Valpine wrote:

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Note it looks like the HEAD tarball is not compressed as indicated in the table?
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Nop, - on the server it looks like a gzipped tar ball to "file". As it gets compressed elsewhere and than moved to the web directory, there should be a consistent compressed tar ball at any given time t on the server. It is advertised by the server as content-type "application/x-tar" and content-encoding "x-gzip", so some clever browser may do an uncompress-on-the-fly while downloading.
-Peter

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Ack, you are correct. It looks like my "clever" browser is uncompressing

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on the fly with the help of stuffit. Peter Apian-Bennewitz wrote:

Jack de Valpine wrote:

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Note it looks like the HEAD tarball is not compressed as indicated in the table?
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Nop, - on the server it looks like a gzipped tar ball to "file". As it gets compressed elsewhere and than moved to the web directory, there should be a consistent compressed tar ball at any given time t on the server. It is advertised by the server as content-type "application/x-tar" and content-encoding "x-gzip", so some clever browser may do an uncompress-on-the-fly while downloading.
-Peter

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