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From "Sander Striker" <stri...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PATCH] mod_deflate
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2002 13:20:58 GMT
> Sander Striker wrote:
> 
>> @@ -297,6 +287,7 @@
>> 
>>          apr_table_setn(r->headers_out, "Content-Encoding", "gzip");
>>          apr_table_setn(r->headers_out, "Vary", "Accept-Encoding");
>> +        apr_table_unset(r->headers_out, "Content-Length");
>>      }
>> 
>>      APR_BRIGADE_FOREACH(e, bb) {
>> 
>>   
> 
> Do you mean that till now, mod_deflate preserved the original CL, of
> the file before being deflated ???

yes

> Wow...
> Maybe I am confused, or miss something, but how has mod_deflate
> succeeded to work till now?
> Or are gzip-supporting-browsers smart enough to ignore the CL of
> compressed responses?

Apparently so*.  It is in modules/experimental for a reason, although
I'm sure we'd all love to get it out.  It will require some work though.

*) Or we were just lucky.  Subversion only failed a long way into
the process of checking out a source tree.  It had pulled down
quite an amount of files prior to failing (due to the server
closing the connection I might add).

> Eli Marmor

Sander



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