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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: Compression and SSL
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:58:46 GMT
Jeffrey Janner wrote:
> OK, another newbie-ish question here.
> 
Then a dummy-ish answer may be sufficient :

> 
> Will setting the HTTPS connector "compression=on" actually compress the
> data for HTTPS?

It will compress all data it would compress it it wasn't HTTPS.

> 
> Does it compress before or after applying the encryption?
> 
Before.
HTTPS is at a lower level, at the connection level.
I'm not even sure that Tomcat is really involved.  As far as responses 
are concerned, Tomcat probably just hands them over to the socket (in 
clear, normal), and it is the socket which does the SSL encryption.

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