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compression on behalf of a user agent possible?

royfakeroyfake Posts: 1Member

Can I get apache to compress data on behalf of the browser/agent?

I am running a web app from my site. When the apps' initialization files download (xpi or cab) and run on the client machine it opens a connection to the apache server and retrieves a bunch of DLL files (~20MB).
My problem is that the app connects as an independent user agent which apache with mod_deflate does not recognize as being able to support compression, so the DLL files get sent in their full size.

Here is my mod_deflate config (after enabling the module):

## Which type of files do we want to compress:
#AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/octet-stream
AddOutputFilter DEFLATE dll
## Format the log file in the following way:
DeflateFilterNote Input input_info
DeflateFilterNote Output output_info
DeflateFilterNote Ratio ratio_info
LogFormat '"%{User-Agent}i" "%r" %{output_info}n/%{input_info}n (%{ratio_info}n%%)' deflate
CustomLog "C:ApacheApache2logsdeflate.log" deflate
## Disable compression for older browsers
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch MSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html


If I point my browser to a specific file location apache will compress and serve it. Now, when the app requests the same files they will be served not compressed.

Any suggestions, solutions..?

Best regards,
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