[stdlib-sig] gzip compression in http.server

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jan 9 15:28:35 EST 2017

Thanks for the offer, Nick, but for me personally I don't think it's
necessary. As you pointed out, http.server is meant to be simple and so
worrying about gzip compression for something that's served over localhost
doesn't seem worth the maintenance burden.

On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 at 12:26 md <modestdev at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> current implementation of http.server does not have gzip compression.
> http.server was previously called SimpleHttpServer and that means that it
> is supposed to be simple,
> but I've implemented gzip compression for http.server in my project and I
> can contribute it back to stdlib if it's necessary.
> What do you think?
> Thanks!
> Nick.
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