Proper mod_deflate configuration with IE 6
Regards ♨ – Minimul
This configuration works at enabling compression of only text/html for Internet Explorer 6 ( IE 7 and 8 work fine with compression of most types of files ). Also, note that I don't have a browser match for Netscape and IE 5.5 and below because our web application doesn't allow them.
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE #Highest 9 - Lowest 1 DeflateCompressionLevel 9 # IE 6 can only gzip text/html mime type. # Must have a ! in front of no-gzip but NOT in front of gzip-only-text/html BrowserMatch \bMSIE\s6 !no-gzip gzip-only-text/html SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:exe|t?gz|zip|bz2|sit|rar)$ no-gzip dont-vary SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.pdf$ no-gzip dont-vary