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From "David Wall" <>
Subject Re: Compressing file uploads with TC 4.1
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2005 18:36:48 GMT
There was no response on this before, so I thought I'd check again.  Does 
anbody know if turning compression on in the Coyote HTTP connector will use 
the standard browser/http protocol for submitting data from the browser (for 
file uploads in particular) using gzip?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Wall" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:29 PM
Subject: Compressing file uploads with TC 4.1

> As I undertand it, some browsers (which ones?) support GZIP compression. 
> I'm not sure if the HTTP response needs to include anything to tell the 
> browser that the server supports it or not.  Does anybody know if Tomcat 
> will provide the right headers for that?
> I read in the Coyote HTTP connector that I can set "compression=on".  Does 
> that use the browser/http protocol for negotiating whether that's allowed 
> or not?  Certainly, if the modern browsers support GZIP, that would be 
> valuable for file uploads and the like, but we wouldn't want it to try to 
> use compression if the browser didn't support it.
> Is this the way to go or do I need to do something else?

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