troubleshooting Question

Please explain purpose of GZIP

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I support a C# .NET website which prepares the request thusly:

        public GzipWebRequest(WebRequest wrappedRequest, bool compressRequest, bool acceptCompressedResponse)
            this.wr = wrappedRequest;
            this.gzipRequest = compressRequest;
                wr.Headers["Content-Encoding"] = GZIP;
                wr.Headers["Accept-Encoding"] = GZIP;

Please explain what GZIP is doing.

Nitin Sontakke

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