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Add HTTP accept-encoding gzip header support in WebClient

As of now, it's not possible to set the accept-encoding header : it would be so usefull to be able to set gzip compression to save bandwidth especially on 3G !

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    Fabio SalvalaiFabio Salvalai shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  WP Dev Experience TeamAdminWP Dev Experience Team (Admin, Windows Developer) responded  · 

    Use of HttpClient class is a recommended approach for Windows and Windows Mobile apps to implement HTTP client functionality and HttpClient supports automatic decompression.

    HttpClient is available as a NuGet package and supports multiple platforms. For the additional information please read http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2013/07/17/httpclient-2-2-is-now-stable.aspx

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