Available inall subroutines.

Selects the best match from a string in the format of an Accept-Encoding header's value in the listed content encodings using the algorithm described in Section 5.3.3 of RFC 7231.

This function takes the following parameters:

  1. a colon-separated list of content encodings available for the resource,
  2. a fallback return value,
  3. a string representing an Accept-Encoding header's value.

This function does not have special handling of x-compress or x-gzip values.


set bereq.http.Accept-Encoding =
accept.encoding_lookup("compress:gzip", "identity",

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