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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: New ZipArchiveSerializer
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:12:15 GMT
Enke, Michael wrote:

>But two questions:
>1) can we configure if zip or gzip?

Nope, this is zip only. Using gzip would mean producing a tar.gz.

>2) wouldn't it be better to add zip/gzip functionallity to
>   AbstractSerializer so that we have it for all?
>   I thing that someone want to have html zipped ...

Ah, I understand... the misunderstanding ;-) This serializer is not 
about compressing the output, but about aggregating *several sources in 
an archive*. The compression stuff is only an added benefit of the zip 

There was a discussion back in July about sending gzipped html, but this 
lead to the conclusion that this is the responsibility of the container 
(httpd or Tomcat). See for 
more info.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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