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Difference between gzip and x-gzip content? If so, how to I decompress x-gzip? zlib is choking

I have a library, published via npm as “by-request”, which can, among other things, auto-decompress web content. Part of the code to handle this situation looks like this: The code had been working pretty well until I tried to read a file of astronomical info from here: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/nph-Cat/txt.gz?VII/118/names.dat I was hitting the reject(UNSUPPORTED_MEDIA_TYPE) error handler because I hadn’t specifically handled