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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: Before I start a new module...
Date Mon, 25 Nov 2002 03:45:31 GMT
--On Monday, November 25, 2002 1:58 AM +0000 Pier Fumagalli 
<> wrote:

> Since I already don't have a Content-Length header (since I don't
> know how much content I'm going to shoot out), and my boss is
> concerned about mod_deflate not being supported by (like) Netscape
> 1.3.1 when Javascript is disabled (or some stuff like that, a
> customer is a customer), well, got no options left...

In order for the server to send gzip'd data, it must send the magic 
header to the server (Accept-Encoding: gzip).  Any browser that 
doesn't support gzip wouldn't be sending that string.  There are some 
fscked browsers that send that header and don't mean it, but I 
believe they are already documented somewhere.

IIRC, the person Fitz mentioned who was writing mod_blank refused to 
use 2.0, so I don't think that'll be very helpful.  -- justin

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