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From David Cassidy <da...@twocats.co.uk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_deflate's problems
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:18:03 GMT
ie6 has many "features" maybe this is just another one....



On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 21:03 +0800, J. Peng wrote:
> Thanks for all replies.
> I thought then the primary problem is IE6 with http/1.0 can't accept
> the Vary: header.
> I don't know why, but this really happened on all our ie6 browsers.
> Our users have also reported this case.
> Maybe it's an IE's bug? ie7/firefox don't have this problem.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> //joy
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 4:24 AM, J. Peng <peng.kyo@gmail.com> wrote:
> >  > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Matus UHLAR - fantomas
> >  >  <uhlar@fantomas.sk> wrote:
> >  >  > On 29.02.08 11:44, J. Peng wrote:
> >  >  >  > I talk nothing about cache.
> >  >  >  > if mod_deflate didn't compress a file, why it still send a Vary
header?
> >  >  >  > This is what I'm always talking about.
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  you were advised to read HTTP specificationm (rfc 2616), did you?
> >  >  >
> >  >
> >  >  Hmm! did you see my questions again?
> >  >  I was saying if mod_deflate didn't compress a file, it shouldn't send
> >  >  a Vary header.
> >  >  Don't tell me the so called standard, why mod_deflate always send a
> >  >  Vary header when it doesn't compress that file?
> >
> >  Because the response to requests for this same resource can change
> >  based on the incoming Accept-Encoding header, and the Vary header is
> >  the way this is communicated.
> >
> >  It's like flipping a coin and deciding the result doesn't vary when it
> >  comes up "heads", but it does vary when it comes up "tails"
> >
> >
> >  --
> >  Eric Covener
> >  covener@gmail.com
> >
> >
> >
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