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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_deflate extensions
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2002 19:40:39 GMT
At 02:42 AM 11/11/2002, Henri Gomez wrote:
>Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>>--On Friday, November 8, 2002 5:52 PM +0100 Henri Gomez <>
>>>Some questions about mod_deflate :
>>>1) Why this module is not enabled by default built ?
>>>       compression should be on to meet HTTP recommandations ?
>>No, that's not part of the HTTP specification per se.
>I didn't agree, they are covered in rfc2616 :

What Justin TRIED to say is that rfc2616 neither recommends nor requires
gzip compression.  It simply defines the transmission of transfer-encoding
and content-encoding headers and defines the gzip method amoungst

Justin disagreed (and I concur) that there is no such thing as meeting
some "HTTP recommandations" from RFC 2616, since the RFC makes
no such recommendation.

However, I agree with you that we should make it trivial for the admin 
to enable this module.


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