Zstandard Compression and the 'application/zstd' Media Type, February 2021
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- RFC 8478
- Y. Collet
M. Kucherawy, Ed.
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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.