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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Can't serve pre-compressed (gzip) html on Apache 2.0.55
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:32:45 GMT
On Thursday 02 February 2006 12:16, Vizzini Sampere wrote:
> Hi Guys!
> I'm having trouble configuring an Apache 2.0.55 (32-bit; linux;) to
> serve pre-compressed (gzip 1.3.5) html files (for inline browser
> rendering)

That's usual.

> using AddHandler type-map. 

Why?  That's a bunch of added complexity.

> Using the type-map, Firefox (1.5) and Safari (2.0.3) are not
> displaying the content inline, they both want to download the
> 'application/x-gzip' instead.

That's what Content-Type is for.  See RFC2616.

> Both browsers behave properly when 
> un-compressed files are dynamically compressed via mod_deflate
> (verified with ethereal included bellow).

They'll do that with compressed content too, if you don't mess up
the content-type.

Nick Kew

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