RFC 8878

Zstandard Compression and the 'application/zstd' Media Type, February 2021

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Obsoletes:
RFC 8478
Authors:
Y. Collet
M. Kucherawy, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8878

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Abstract

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

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

This document replaces and obsoletes RFC 8478.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.