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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: mod_deflate and transfer / content encoding problem
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:44:06 GMT

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Andre Schild wrote:
> Please have a look at the following Mozilla bug report
>
> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=224296
>
> It seems that mod_deflate does transfer encoding,
> but sets the headers as if doing content encoding.

I'm not an expert in this, but that statement seems completely wrong to
me.  Compressing the content is a content-encoding, not a
transfer-encoding.  The only thing transfer-encoding is used for in HTTP
is chunking.

I see nothing wrong other than the fact that the browser is passing
compressed content to a plugin that can't handle it.

>
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22902
>
> Any ideas on this subject ?

It seems to me that we should only recommend the "AddOutputFilterByType"
configuration, since compressing everything has too many potential
problems.

Joshua.

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