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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-535) REST servlet should allow content bodies to be gzipped, incoming or outgoing
Date Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:45:59 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-535:
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Clients can set Content-Encoding to gzip or deflate and use the appropriate encoder and Jetty
will just handle it. I expect other servlet containers will do the same.

Server side if Stargate is deployed as a WAR, the container usually has support for compression
of dynamic content. For example, for Jetty: http://docs.codehaus.org/display/JETTY/GZIP+Compression
. The user would need to set up the GZIP filter using regular expressions matching on paths.
I think this is appropriate. Not all tables/use cases want the overhead. I don't think a REST
servlet should force it on. 



> REST servlet should allow content bodies to be gzipped, incoming or outgoing
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-535
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-535
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: rest
>            Reporter: Bryan Duxbury
>            Assignee: Andrew Purtell
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> We could probably save a lot of network traffic by gzipping our requests and responses
to REST when possible. A fair number of client libraries support this feature out of the box,
and others could be fairly easily coded to work that way. Our content on requests and responses
is probably very compressible, seeing as it is base64 encoded.

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