If the client didn’t specifically request a particular form Apache will use the form given by the AddEncoding directive. To make this. The Apache mime module offers two options: AddType and AddEncoding. Both options are used in a similar way meaning that both react on. Specifically, you need to enable MultiViews with the Options directive and you need to specify your encoding types with the AddEncoding directive.

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The RemoveEncoding directive removes any encoding associations for files with the given extensions. AddHandler cgi-script cgi Once that has been put into your srm.

I’ve updated the answer with a workaround, although it is not ideal as it requires renaming the uncompressed file and a bit of configuration trickery. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. So you mean the Location could also be left out?

This mapping is merged over any already in force, overriding any mappings that already exist for the same extension. Although the content language is reported to the client, the browser is unlikely to use this information. If you change the metadata language, content type, character set or encoding you may need to ‘touch’ affected files updating their last modified date to ensure that all visitors are receive the corrected content headers.


This directive primarily configures the content types generated for static files served out of the filesystem. When responding with an encoding Apache will use whatever form i. If more than one extension is given that maps onto the same type of metadata, then the one to the right will be used, except for languages and content encodings.

For example, if the file welcome. AddHandler is only available in Apache 1.

Apache Module mod_mime

I want to gzip the files beforehand rather than compressing them every time they are requested. When a match is found, the corresponding MIME type or content encoding is attached to the content being sent. The Fox Trot story of Bill Amend. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. By using more than one file extension see section above about multiple file extensionsyou can indicate that a file is of a particular typeand also has a particular encoding.

So you should not need to have the AddType entry. Apache does content encoding comparisons by ignoring any leading x.

Kevinoid 6 This is the strictest implementation with the fewest unexpected side effects, and is the default behavior. Z files to be marked as encoded with x-compress. Z will be treated as being a compressed English document as will the document xxxx.

Note that changing the type or encoding of a file does not change the value of the Last-Modified header. Once that has been put into your httpd. An example of its use might be: Synopsis AddEncoding mime-enc extension extension Anywhere The AddEncoding directive maps the given filename extensions to the specified encoding type.


If multiple language assignments are made for the same extension, the last one encountered is the one that is used.

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RemoveInputFilter addencodig only available in Apache 2. I’ve been using Drupal for a while and only now started to notice a problem with the cache of JavaScript code. For example, to activate CGI scripts with the file extension.

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The RemoveHandler directive removes any handler associations for files with the given extensions. If no DefaultLanguage directive is in force and a file does not have any language extensions as configured by AddLanguagethen no Content-Language header field will be generated.

My files compressed in 38 seconds, so it’s worth doing to save every byte possible in bandwidth and download time. Then the document xxxx. The RemoveHandler directive removes any handler associations for files with the given extensions.

Removes any language associations for a set of file extensions Syntax: This directive overrides any mappings that already exist for the same extension. The fix for me was to make sure the AddEncoding was defined and the AddType was commented out.