[tex-live] compress http://ftp.tug.org/texlive/Images/test/ CD ISO images, too?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 24 18:13:36 CET 2007

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> What would make the greatest sense to me (and forgive me
> if this is already in place) is that the server should
> use content negotation to serve the highest preference
> in the "accept" header for which a corresponding compressor
> exists on the server.  Thus if, for example, the client
> indicates
>     Accept: application/bzip2;q=0.9, application/zip;q=0.8,
>                 application/octet-stream;q=0.5
Alternatively, you could wait 10 minutes longer
for the download and go have a nice cup of tea?
Downloading a TeX Live image is not
exactly time criticial!

Of course, if you pay for downloads by byte,
I suppose it matters.

Sebastian Rahtz      

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