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From "Rajiv Ranjan" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] why NOT add compress feature into apache?
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2004 06:20:16 GMT
There are two apache modules (mod_gzip and mod_deflate)already 
which zip the content based on the mime type before serving 
the content to the browser. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Eimantas Vaiciunas []
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] why NOT add compress feature into apache?

On Saturday 09 October 2004 07:46, 贾良玉 wrote:
> Hi, all:
> I just wonder why not build compress feature into apache so whenever web
> browser (like IE) sends request to server, it can compress the right
> contents based on MIME types with the right suitable compress algorithisms,
> maybe by default, coz most browsers support uncompress algorithisms which
> can be embedded into HTTP request header?  This will great benefit both
> sides (client and server), plus it saves a lot network bandwidth.  I would
> like to see this feature build into all web server, especially into apache.
>  Any comments?
> regards,
> Larry


You see, when you send compressed content through the net you save bandwidht,
but at the same time you increase load of servers which is needed to compress
content at desired level (mod_deflate AFAIK has 9 levels)

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