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From Paul Ausbeck <>
Subject Re: Compression via content negotiation
Date Wed, 02 Dec 1998 03:14:02 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:

> What you want is already there.  Turn on multiviews, and request "index"
> and you'll get negotiation between "index.html" and "index.html.gz".
> (Whether it does what you want is another question entirely... it
> certainly works for languages.)  My suggestion was aimed at people who
> want to use "index.html" to refer to the object.  Apache doesn't negotiate
> if the named file exists... and I really don't think it should -- it's a
> performance overhead that's not required for the many files that aren't
> negotiated.

It certainly works for languages, but not for compression. The details
are in PR 3447.


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