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From "Sander Striker" <stri...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PATCH] mod_deflate
Date Sat, 16 Feb 2002 17:59:40 GMT
> From: trawick@rdu163-40-092.nc.rr.com
> [mailto:trawick@rdu163-40-092.nc.rr.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Trawick

> Ian Holsman <ianh@apache.org> writes:
> 
> > > In my mod_deflate module (for Apache 1.3.x) I'd enabled by default
> > > "text/html" only. You can add or remove another type with DeflateTypes
> > > directive. Here are some recomendations:
> > >
> > 
> > This is EXACTLY what we should be doing IMHO.
> > if a person wants to run a SVN server they can add a directive
> > to deflate everything, otherwise it should just do text/html out of the
> > box. we want to make it easy for the 'general' person to use.
> 
> +1
> 
> > > application/x-javascript   NN4 does not understand it compressed.
> > > text/css                   the same.
> > > text/plain   Macromedia FlashPlayer 4.x-5.x does not understand it
> > >              compressed when get it with loadVariables() function via browser.
> > > text/xml     Macromedia FlashPlayer 5.x does not understand it
> > >              compressed when get it with XML.load() function via browser.
> > > application/x-shockwave-flash   FlashPlayer plugin for NN4 for
> > > Windows
> > >              does not understand it compressed. Although plugin for
> > > Linux                NN4 work correctly.
> > > text/rtf                       MSIE 4.x-6.x understand correctly them
> > > application/msword             when compressed. NN and Opera does not.
> > > application/vnd.ms-excel
> > > application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
> > > Igor Sysoev
> 
> Wow!  Obviously the code/default config need to be extremely
> conservative!

Yes.  But browsers change (evolve to better things we hope), so config has
my preference.  Hardcoding in default rules is badness IMHO.  But maybe that's
just me.


Sander

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