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From Wilfredo Sanchez <>
Subject Re: gzip encoding in the default configuration
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2000 16:54:02 GMT
> i am interested in the history behind these two lines in httpd.conf.dist 
> in the 1.3.x version of apache: 
>     AddEncoding x-compress Z 
>     AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz 
> these two line cuase a browser to decompress gz files automatically.   

  No, those two lines tell the browser/agent what the document's MIME type
is.  That the file is decompressed is a decision made by your browser, not
by Apache.  Presumably, that can be changed in your browser preferences,
often in a "Helper Apps" panel or some such.


Wilfredo Sánchez,
Open Source Engineering Lead
Apple Computer, Inc., Core Operating System Group
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 94086, 408.974-5174

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