Golang middleware to gzip HTTP responses
Go
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
meirf and jprobinson Add support for comparing by MIME. (#69)
* zero API change; don't break current usage.
* no change in time or space usage using benchmarks
Latest commit 5032c88 Feb 27, 2018

README.md

Gzip Handler

This is a tiny Go package which wraps HTTP handlers to transparently gzip the response body, for clients which support it. Although it's usually simpler to leave that to a reverse proxy (like nginx or Varnish), this package is useful when that's undesirable.

Usage

Call GzipHandler with any handler (an object which implements the http.Handler interface), and it'll return a new handler which gzips the response. For example:

package main

import (
	"io"
	"net/http"
	"github.com/NYTimes/gziphandler"
)

func main() {
	withoutGz := http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
		w.Header().Set("Content-Type", "text/plain")
		io.WriteString(w, "Hello, World")
	})

	withGz := gziphandler.GzipHandler(withoutGz)

	http.Handle("/", withGz)
	http.ListenAndServe("0.0.0.0:8000", nil)
}

Documentation

The docs can be found at godoc.org, as usual.

License

Apache 2.0.