Gzip compression and internet explorer 6/7

Hello,

I’m new to nginx but I already like it after just an hour of
trying/configuring.
I’m using nginx 0.5.32 as a load-balancer in front of some mongrel
clusters (rails).
I use this bit for gzip-compression:

gzip on;
gzip_http_version 1.0;
gzip_min_length 1100;
gzip_comp_level 2;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_types text/plain text/html text/css text/xml
application/x-javascript application/pdf application/xml
application/xml+rss text/javascript;

I also use “$gzip_ratio” in my logging-format.

I noticed gzipping works perfectly when firefox connects, but when
IE6/7 connects to nginx, this field always shows “-”.

Is there any known issue with gzip and IE ?

Many thanks,
Mathijs

On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 04:44:42PM +0200, Mathijs K. wrote:

gzip_types text/plain text/html text/css text/xml
application/x-javascript application/pdf application/xml
application/xml+rss text/javascript;

I also use “$gzip_ratio” in my logging-format.

I noticed gzipping works perfectly when firefox connects, but when
IE6/7 connects to nginx, this field always shows “-”.

Is there any known issue with gzip and IE ?

Responses for IE should be gzipped.

Could you make debug log:

./configure --with-debug …

nginx.conf:

error_log /path/to/log debug;

?

Hi Igor,

Found the problem.
Didn’t read the logs well enough, the requests that didn’t get
compression were all 304’s (not modified).

Sorry for the alarm.

tnx,
Mathijs

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