ZLIB

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Description:

Type:Lossless compression file format.
URI:
MIME subtype:application/zlib
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Links:www.zlib.net

RFC 1950:

A lossless compressed data format. The data can be produced or consumed, even for an arbitrarily long sequentially presented input data stream, using only an a priori bounded amount of intermediate storage. The format presently uses the DEFLATE compression method but can be easily extended to use other compression methods. It can be implemented readily in a manner not covered by patents. This specification also defines the ADLER-32 checksum (an extension and improvement of the Fletcher checksum), used for detection of data corruption, and provides an algorithm for computing it.


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[RFC 1950] ZLIB Compressed Data Format Specification version 3.3.

[RFC 6713] The 'application/zlib' and 'application/gzip' Media Types.


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