HTTP Compression (First Phase) Implemented in Mozilla!

Thursday September 17th, 1998 has just gone up with news that Mozilla now has a limited form of HTTP compression! In this first phase of the implementation, the browser sends an "Accept-encoding: gzip" header to the server. If the correct Apache server module is installed, and the access.conf file in the requested document's directory has a line "CompressContent: yes", the server will look for any gzipped versions of the requested file in that directory. Whew!

But that's just the first step. Click here to read about what's to come!

#1 Re:HTTP Compression (First Phase) Implemented in M

by George Giannukos <>

Friday September 18th, 1998 7:55 AM

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Sounds cool...For this to work does the server need to download some thing or will it just work with every Apche server or whatever?

And my next question is, will IE have this feature or will Netscape have it only?