[NANOG] support.microsoft.com?

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Thu Apr 24 13:07:26 UTC 2008

It looks to me like they are doing file compression on the site.

(E.g., there seems to be an index.html.gz file there.)

This practice is described in "High Performance Web Sites" and other  
fine publications. I
would be curious to know if this is a problem with Lynx or with their  
site setup.


On Apr 24, 2008, at 8:47 AM, Colin Alston wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed strange things with support.microsoft.com?
> If I wget it ('http://support.microsoft.com/') from anywhere, I get an
> index.html fine.
> If I use lynx, I get gibberish (gzipped content, without a correct  
> header)
> If I use Firefox or IE behind some Squid proxies in certain places, it
> doesn't understand the content either.
> Looks like either they are not correctly encoding the content based on
> browser capabilities.
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