nginx gzip_static not following gzip_types
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Tue Apr 24 08:47:03 UTC 2012
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 02:36:07AM -0400, ctrlbrk wrote:
> Thanks for the quick reply. It would be nice if there was a simple top
> level directive added to make it follow the gzip_types rule. The
> default behavior of trying to compress images is pretty futile. Even if
> I had my bash script compress images to serve up, the extra
> decompression time on the client would cause the page to be slower, and
> bandwidth savings of probably less than 1% at expense of much, much more
> than 1% increased client CPU.
It doesn't try to compress anything, it's up to you to compress
files you think is ok to compress. The gzip_static just checks if
a '.gz' file present, and returns it to client if it's present
(and client supports gzip).
If you want to avoid file lookup, you may (and probably should)
disable gzip_static for locations you don't want lookup to happen.
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