Scott Hanselman

HttpCompression = on

January 9, '04 Comments [6] Posted in ASP.NET | HttpModule | Bugs
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I noticed that just the HTML on my home page was over 100K, so I turned HttpCompression on with the Blowery HttpCompression Module:

 <configSections> 
  <sectionGroup name="blowery.web">
   <section name="httpCompressionModule" type="blowery.Web.HttpModules.HttpCompressionModuleSectionHandler, HttpCompressionModule"/>
  </sectionGroup>
 </configSections>
 <blowery.web>
  <httpCompressionModule preferredAlgorithm="gzip" compressionLevel="high"/>
 </blowery.web>
<system.web>

However, there's a series of majorly icky bugs in most versions of IE and a few of them are JUST RIDICULOUS. It's bitten me before, so as much as I support companies like XCompress (XCache) and HttpZip and the whole concept of HttpCompression, I'm a little wary.  Let me know if you have a problem.  Of course, if you can't read this, you have a problem. :)

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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