RFC 1951

DEFLATE Compressed Data Format Specification version 1.3, May 1996

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This specification defines a lossless compressed data format that compresses data using a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding, with efficiency comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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