Accept-encoding: br on HTTPS connection

Brotli (shortname "br") is used in WOFF 2.0 web fonts with great success. This is about making it available as an HTTP content-encoding method (e.g. Accept-Encoding: br). Advantages of Brotli over gzip: - significantly better compression density - comparable decompression speed



Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 50
  • Chrome for Android release 50
  • Chrome for iOS release 50
  • Android WebView release 50

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Last updated on 2017-06-14