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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: Fast by default
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:05:13 GMT
> Typically, you
> would want to front a mod_deflate with an HTTP cache, such as mod_cache (or
> equivalent). Here mod_cache only makes sense if you have the disk space to
> support it, and there is no real one-size-fits-all cache setup.

> This said, our default config is 15 years old, and attempts to disable
> deflate for browsers that don't support it, like "Netscape 4". Unless there
> are modern browsers that have broken protocol support for transfer encoding,
> these obsolete examples need to be removed.

These go together a bit Vary, the current workarounds for old browsers
cause Vary: User-Agent which is quite a buzzkill for a cache!

Eric Covener

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