Bug 177322 - mod_deflate doesn't compress documents to MSIE
mod_deflate doesn't compress documents to MSIE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2006-01-09 11:38 EST by Tarun Reddy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0445
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Last Closed: 2007-06-11 14:42:21 EDT
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Description Tarun Reddy 2006-01-09 11:38:51 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
Due to a bug in mod_setenvif.c, the documented way of enabling compression does not correctly compress non-text/html files to MSIE. Hence, all CSS, JS, and XML files are sent uncompressed.

See URL for Apache bug. This does not exhibit itself in RHES 4 since it is based off of a later version of Apache. However the fix is trivial to back port.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable compression using setting at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_deflate.html
2. Connect from Microsoft Internet Explorer to any non text/html URL such as a CSS file or JS file.

Actual Results:  Uncompressed file is returned

Expected Results:  File should have been gzip'd compressed

Additional info:
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 14:42:21 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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