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Subject Antwort: mod_deflate.xml
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 10:33:44 GMT

Hi Shane,

> +    <p><strong>Most popular browsers can not handle compression of all

I wouldn't be so very pessimistic about the "popular" browers of today.

On the contrary, I would say "all current browsers can handle this very
well, except for Netscape 4 in some aspects". After all, they started
supporting this about 1997 (Netscape 4.06, MSIE 4.0).

I am collecting information about which browser is able to handle gzip
compression in which situations, so if you want more details you might
And by the way, Netscape 4.x will not even handle compressed HTML correctly
- did you ever try to print such a page? (use "print preview" to see what
will happen.)
So today one would rather exclude Netscape 4 from compression (which is
what mod_gzip allows you to do) than limit the compression to a subset of
MIME types.

Regards, Michael

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