hey - support Content-Encoding. OK?

2008-11-26 @ 00:08#

hey, if you are implementing a large-scale distributed application for the web - especially one that primarily serves *text* - be sure to support the Accept-Encoding and Content-Encoding HTTP Headers.

FriendFeed apparently gets it. Twitter - not.

it seems like a small thing. but the little things add up when you have a site that delivers millions of small things!

and it's so easy. for example, about a year ago i showed readers how to add compression support to ASP.NET apps in about ten lines of code. and almost every major language has a built-in or available library to support compression.

so, hey, support Content-Encoding, OK?