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[Lynx-dev] (SOLVED) lynx cannot uncompress some pages (was Re: Problem w

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: [Lynx-dev] (SOLVED) lynx cannot uncompress some pages (was Re: Problem with
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:11:53 +0000 (UTC)

Karl-Heinz Weirich dixit:

>when trying to load the web page  I permanently
>get the error:
>error, uncompressing temporary file.

OK, now, to everyone who digs this thread out of old archives¹,
please read
and then
convince your server operator to not offer a 'compress'ed encoding
unless they can actually do it.

A sum-up: GNU gunzip from the GNU gzip package can successfully
decode documents created by the original Unix compress(1) which
is what the 'compress' encoding actually uses. Using some kind
of gzip call, possibly with postprocessing, is ALWAYS WRONG for
this encoding type.

In particular,
provides a bytestream *NOT USABLE* for 'compress'ion!


① I’ve set the headers so it hopefully gets sorted into the old
  thread; GMane might also find it using time-based sorting.

13:37⎜«Natureshadow» Deep inside, I hate mirabilos. I mean, he's a good
guy. But he's always right! In every fsckin' situation, he's right. Even
with his deeply perverted taste in software and borked ambition towards
broken OSes - in the end, he's damn right about it :(! […] works in mksh

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