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When did HTTP start compressing text?

HTML tends to compress well, typically consisting of text interspersed with repetitive tags. Transparently compressing it for download is a fairly obvious optimization to save bandwidth. When did Web ...
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Detect ancient web browser server-side to present appropriate HTML?

I am a web developer currently writing my own site (fullstack). There are methods for identifying the browsers users use to interact with the site. I would like to prepare the server to offer a cut-...
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Why doesn't `` open in Internet Explorer 6, when Internet Explorer 6 supposedly supports TLS 1.0?

Internet Explorer 6 supports TLS 1.0. However, for some reason that escapes me, (which is supposed to test whether a browser supports TLS v1.0) fails to open in ...
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How can I visit HTTPS websites in old web browsers?

I'm having trouble accessing HTTPS websites using Netscape Communicator 4.8. This is the error message I get: Is there a way I can configure some sort of proxy that will allow me to access HTTPS ...