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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#119 closed new feature (wontfix)

support of gzip encoding in response

Reported by: laurentj Owned by: laurentj
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: jelix:core response Version: 1.0 beta1
Severity: minor Keywords: gzip http compression
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Blocking: Documentation needed: no
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jResponse should provide http compression feature. For example, a property "compression". Then if client accept compression and if this property is true, jResponse return a compressed response.

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Exemple implementation to read Accept-encodings headers

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Change History (11)

Changed 15 years ago by dmp

Exemple implementation to read Accept-encodings headers

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by dmp

Usual encodings are: array('zip', 'deflate', 'gzip', 'x-zip', 'x-deflate', 'x-gzip')

and of course 'identity'.

All these (but identity) are in fact *the same*... and means the client do accept compression...

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by dmp

I - don't forget that we need to send the proper Content-encoding if we are to perform compression

II - suggesting also to read other headers (at least Accept-charset - eg: utf8 for most people, unless client doesn't support it). IMO, this is related, as we are treating here content transformations. Same remark as above applies: need to explicitely manipulate the answer header

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by dmp

Last remarks:

Be sure to check that *we are able* to compress... extension_loaded('zlib')

To perform the compression itself, relying on something very simple is probably a good idea. eg: start bufferizing stop bufferizing compress the buffer content ---> gzdeflate($mybuff, 9); flush it out...

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by laurentj

  • Milestone changed from Jelix 1.0 to Jelix 1.0beta3

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by laurentj

  • Milestone changed from Jelix 1.0beta3 to Jelix 1.3

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by marko_

ob_gzhandler() callback check browser capacity before sending compressed content. Don't need to check this manualy in jResponse ?

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by dmp

ob_gzhandler() is just a helper anyhow. IMHO, it's better not to rely on it. Not to mention that explicitely discourage its use (and recommends using zlib.output_compression instead), having to use it as a callback for ob_start restricts your possibilities manipulating the buffer (if I understood correctly).

Anyhow, something sure is better than nothing ;)

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by laurentj

  • Documentation needed unset
  • Milestone Jelix 1.3 deleted

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by laurentj

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

use apache/nginx/whatever features for this.

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