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what is this request response format?

i’m trying to scrape a website but the thing is that i get this as a response (most likely javascript ? ). I am using request in order to send requests to the website.
Is it possible to convert it to a parsable format ? I thought of using jQuery to send request an accept a certain response format.But as of right now i’m mainly trying to identify the type of response i’m getting. Thank you.

The response i get :

Answer

Likely gzip

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_signatures

Click F12 and look at the response in a browser.

HTML is often gzipped and if you are not using a client that unzips it, then you will get the raw zip

How to understand a website is using gzip compression?