[Mono-list] gzip encoding (was CorCompare XML ready)

Warren Schrey warren@elven.ca
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:51:12 -0500

> GET /corrmissing/ HTTP/1.0
> HTTP/1.0 200 OK
> Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
> Content-Encoding: gzip
> Content-Location:
> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:09:21 GMT
> Content-Type: text/html
> Accept-Ranges: bytes
> Last-Modified: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:18:22 GMT
> ETag: "0dba435e1bec11:28d6"
> Content-Length: 20448
> Connection: close
> IE6 probably doesn't understand the "Content-Encoding: gzip" part,
> can't this be conditionally enabled for those browsers that support it?
> (or shouldn't IE attempt to renegotiate the content if it doesn't
> understand that encoding?)

I looked into this a bit further, and it turns out that HTTP/1.1 is required
for gzip encoding to work.  The specific problem was that I am using IE
through a proxy, and by default IE is not configured to use HTTP/1.1 through
a proxy.  That can be enabled through a configuration option.