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Force gzip

Description

This plugin implements gzip output compression to speed up load times.

The plugin also does a check to see if browsers are incorrectly saying that they do not support GZIP when they actually do. This can speed up load times for a significant portion of users.

For requests with missing or mangled Accept-Encoding headers, inspect the User-Agent to identify browsers that should understand gzip.
* Test their ability to decompress gzip.
* If successful, send them gzipped content!

See:

  • http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2010/07/12/velocity-forcing-gzip-compression/
  • http://en.oreilly.com/velocity2010/public/schedule/detail/14334
  • http://wpdevel.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/forcing-gzip-httpwww-stevesouders-co/

Installation

  • Upload the plugin folder to your blog
  • Activate it.

You’re done!

Contributors & Developers

“Force gzip” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • Less aggressive with the cookie (uses a session cookie as Google does)
  • Do not do a check if we find Accept-Encoding: identity.
  • Match browser versions instead of just greater than (To catch IE6, etc)

1.0.0

  • Initial Plugin