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Re: ra_dav compression question

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-06-23 15:00:49 CEST

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 06:39:39AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Chris Hecker <checker@d6.com> writes:
> > So, is compression done on the subversion side, or on the neon/http
> > side, and is it different for server->client vs. client->server?
> I could be very wrong, but here's how I understand the big picture:
> * client makes an HTTP request to the server, and in the request
> headers indicates that it *is* able to understand deflated data.

... is able to understand deflated data coming from the server. (i.e.
this says nothing about whether the data the client sends to the server
is deflated.)

> * if the server has the deflate output-filter installed, and the
> client can deal with it, the server compresses the HTTP response
> body.
> I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong here...

The above is all about server -> client stuff. He also wanted to know
about whether stuff from the client to the server (e.g. commits) is ever
gzip compressed. I assume the answer is "No", but maybe someone knows
for sure.

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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Received on Mon Jun 23 15:02:04 2003

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