[RFC] Allow compressed requests
aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca
Wed Dec 6 18:29:13 GMT 2006
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John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Aaron Bentley wrote:
>>Are we certain that HTTP range requests don't work with compression?
> Actually, it is more that the data we are reading is already compressed.
> So there isn't any benefit to asking it to be requested again. Not that
> we couldn't place the request.
Ah, so that's a bit of a layering issue then; the properties of knit
repositories affecting our transport implementation. You're right, it
probably make sense to avoid the overhead in that case. Maybe that
justifies hinting -- we know compression won't help, so we don't want to
spend the extra cycles decompressing it.
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