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Issue #150 invalid

Gzipped file and not gzipped

Stefano Vettorazzi
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I see that with the actual code I only can have one version of a file (gzipped or not gzipped). Am I right? I want to have the two versions (gzipped and not gzipped) for cross-browser compatibility. If you agree, I can write the code.

Comments (4)

  1. John Lehmann

    Stefano Vettorazzi I was about to create this issue myself because I too am concerned about supporting clients without gzip support. Read the comments in this SO issue: http://stackoverflow.com/a/5447158/317110 and they make that many mobile browsers don't have gzip support, and there are also many reasons besides browser that a desktop client might not get support (even if their browser does support it): http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2009/11/11/whos-not-getting-gzip/

    Based on these reasons, it seems that it may be more important than we think. That article was 2009, can someone provide evidence that it's no longer a problem? If not maybe we should re-open?

    See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5547770/gzip-support-do-a-need-a-non-gzipped-copy-of-the-files

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