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From Phil Edwards <>
Subject Re: Apache 2.x, .gz/.bz2 file, Bug 2820, oh boy
Date Sun, 18 Aug 2002 20:18:24 GMT
On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 03:26:48PM -0400, Michael wrote:
> 	Hmm... so many questions :)

Yeah, I'm a curious one.  :-)

> 	The browsers can't actually ahndle bz2 files, or at least according
> to spec they don't :)

Bummer.  bzip2 gives us so much better compression than gzip.

> 	mod_deflate is actually exactly what you're looking for, also :)


> 	mod_gzip is currently only an apache 1 thing. I'm not sure if
> the people who made it plan to port it to apache 2.0 or not, since
> mod_deflate provides the same functionality.

Makes sense in light of your comment above.

> 	Well, there's good news here :) The first piece of good news is
> that you don't have to pre-gzip the files. mod_deflate can do
> that for you on the fly.


> 	The last question that you didn't ask but probably would have :)
> 	And you should get back the headers as plaintext, and everything
> following should be unreadable binary :)

I would have, I should have, and this worked like a charm.

Thanks very much!


I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
                                                 - Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002

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