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http header accept-encoding.  what value means no encoding?

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Hello Experts,

I've read that If I exclude the Accept-Encoding header, some servers might interpret that as meaning that I can accept any encoding.  Is there a value to attach to Accept-Encoding that specifically means that no encoding can be accepted?

also as a bonus =) what's the difference between Accept-Encoding and Content-Encoding?
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Accept-Encoding: *;q=0

of you do not include this header in the request, the server may throw anything at you (RFC 2616)

while accept-encoding is sent by the client as an indication of what is acceptable from the client's point of view, the Content-Encoding header is sent by the server as a response that indicates the encoding of the payload.


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exactly what I was looking for!!!  thanks so much!!!
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