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Subject Add mod_gz to httpd-2.0 ( Thread restart )
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2001 19:52:54 GMT

This is a complete 'rewind' and 'restart' of Justin's
original message (below) which kicked off the 
recent discussion.

Since the options have narrowed to just 1... it's all
simpler now.

FWIW: +1 from me.

Kevin Kiley

In a message dated 01-09-01 17:57:32 EDT, you write:

> Ian has posted his mod_gz filter before, now I'd like to give it a +1.
>  I told him I'd look at it a while ago, but never got a chance to do 
>  so.  So, I spent this morning cleaning up the configuration and a bit 
>  of the code to fit our style (nothing major).
>  I'd like to add this to the modules/filters directory (which seems
>  like the most appropriate place).
>  Can I get two other +1s?  I've reviewed the code and can get it
>  confirmed working with Netscape 4.77 and Mozilla 0.9.3 by adding the 
>  following to httpd.conf:
>  <IfModule mod_gz.c>
>      GZFilter On
>      AddOutputFilter GZ html
>  </IfModule>
>  We could remove GZFilter as it really serves no purpose as well as the 
>  text/html check in mod_gz.  I'd like to commit something that is close
>  to what Ian originally submitted and then tweak it slightly.
>  (Interesting to note that Netscape 4.77 does not allow you to view
>  the source of a gzipped'd entity while Mozilla shows you the
>  decompressed entity.  Mozilla is getting cool...)
>  I'm sure we can do more analysis of its performance (what the
>  appropriate deflation settings should be), but I'd really to get
>  this in first.  =-)  Justin.

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