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From Jerry Baker <>
Subject Re: Patch mod_deflate to gzip text/*?
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2002 22:12:40 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz says:

>On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 03:58:45PM -0600, Jerry Baker wrote:
>> I want it to not compress anything except for text/*. The problem is 
>> that IE cannot understand compressed images when the images are not part 
>> of an HTML document. So, I want the benefit of compressing js and css 
>> files, but do not want to compress images or other binary content.
>I think the proper solution is to allow wildcard support in
>AddOutputFiltersByType, so that you can do:
>AddOutputFiltersByType DEFLATE text/*
>Another solution is to do (can do with the current code):
>AddOutputFiltersByType DEFLATE text/html
>AddOutputFilters DEFLATE js css
>The addition of wildcard support could get very expensive at
>first thought.  Perhaps we could find a way to make that
>efficient.  That's unlikely if we keep using a hashtable for
>this.  -- justin
But I only want it to gzip js and css when the browser is IE5+ or Mozilla.

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