On 29Nov2018 1230, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 2:58 AM Andrew Svetlov <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com> wrote:
5 cents about lz4 alternatives: Broli (mentioned above) is widely supported by web. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Accept-Encoding mentions it along with gzip and deflate methods. I don't recall lz4 or Zstd metioning in this context. Both Chrome/Chromium and Firefox accepts it by default (didn't check Microsoft products yet).
Acceptance by multiple popular browsers is a good reason to /also/ propose brotli support in the stdlib. Though it'd probably make sense to actually _support_ Accept-Encoding based on available compression modules within the stdlib http.client (and potentially server) as a prerequisite for that reasoning. https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Lib/http/client.py#L1168.
FWIW, Brotli has been supported in Microsoft Edge since early last year: