RFC 8478

Zstandard Compression and the application/zstd Media Type, October 2018

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8478.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
Y. Collet
M. Kucherawy, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8478

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Abstract

Zstandard, or "zstd" (pronounced "zee standard"), is a data compression mechanism. This document describes the mechanism and registers a media type and content encoding to be used when transporting zstd-compressed content via Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME).

Despite use of the word "standard" as part of its name, readers are advised that this document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is being published for informational purposes only.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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