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compressing HTTP responses (mod_deflate)

 
Sean Sullivan
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I'm using Websphere 6.0.2.3 and I need the server to compress HTML responses using gzip and set this response header:

Content-Encoding: gzip

I have 30 WAR's and I don't want to configure a servlet filter in each WAR.

One alternative to servlet filters is to use mod_deflate module
in the HTTP server.

Is anybody using mod_deflate in IBM HTTP Server 6.0.x ?

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/httpserv/manual60/mod/mod_deflate.html

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_deflate.html

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-httpcomp/
 
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Addendum: All of my web applications are using HTTPS (SSL). I am planning to use HTTP compression in conjunction with HTTPS.

Is anybody using mod_deflate and HTTPS together?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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