[Mailman-Users] Question About Gzip'd Archives
gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Thu Sep 3 23:36:23 CEST 2009
On 09/03/09 15:45, Barry Finkel wrote:
> I save it on my desktop, and when I look at the file, I see that it
> is a plain text file. It is not a gzip'd file. Why? Thanks.
I'm betting that Apache is automatically decompressing the file and
sending it to you.
Apache (and a few other web servers) know how to serve up content that
has been compressed on disk to save space. It can be configured to send
either the compressed or decompressed content.
The thing that I'm not sure about is how Apache will behave (if it's
working with compression) if it has two files, 2009-August.txt and
Another thing that may be messing with you is that Firefox may be
reporting (via HTTP header) that it can accept and deal with compressed
content and IE not doing so.
Unless someone else comes up with any thing else, I think I would go to
an Apache group and re-pose your scenario (of the compressed and
uncompressed files) and see if they can help shed some more light on the
subject. Of course you can do some digging in Apache's documentation
and probably find some more information too.
Grant. . . .
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