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Master Geek

Topic # 16381 7-Oct-2007 04:36
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Could anyone tell me if the Vodafone gateway passes gzip (compressed) data to the mobile phone or does the Vodafone gateway decompress the data and forward the uncompressed document to the mobile phone.
I am sending gzip compressed documents to my mobile phone however the mobile phone counters reflect the uncompressed document size and not the compressed document size.
The phone does support accept-encoding: gzip,deflate and in theory should be able to receive compressed data.
I've also viewed a compressed HTML document on a Sony Ericsson T610 and been able to successfully view the uncompressed document.
Reading the Sony Ericsson T610 white paper there is NO indication that it supports gzip/deflate compression.
Does this imply that the Vodafone gateway does decompress the document?

This would mean a lot of extra data is being sent to mobile phones which can decompress compressed documents.

Any thoughts?

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208 posts

Master Geek

Reply # 89905 7-Oct-2007 05:31
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Doh!!! Always read what other people have written in a forum and the FAQ.

Yes Vodafone can support gzip and deflate but just not on the default Vodafone data APN.

I have selected the 'Internet' APN and now see my 6KB HTML document compressed down to 2KB.

For information on the different APN and what they support see Vodafone Internet APN list written by Fei within this forum.

I'd hotlink the above but I don't know how... hello ed..


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