Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177322
mod_deflate doesn't compress documents to MSIE
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:09 EST
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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
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