g-zippo is a gzip middleware for Connect / expressjs using node-compress for better performace, in node 0.6 and up will be using the new zlib api.
gzippo currently only supports only gzipping static content files however a release is in progress to introduce streaming support.
$ npm install gzippo
In your express/connect server setup, use as follows:
var gzippo = require('gzippo'); //Replace the static provider with gzippo's //app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public')); app.use(gzippo.staticGzip(__dirname + '/public'));
contentTypeMatch- A regular expression tested against the Content-Type header to determine whether the response should be gzipped or not. The default value is
maxAge- cache-control max-age directive, defaulting to 1 day
clientMaxAge- browser cache-control max-age directive, defaulting to 1 week
prefix- A url prefix. If you want all your static content in a root path such as /resource/. Any url paths not matching will be ignored
Currently the gzipped version is created and stored in memory. This is not final and was done to get a working version up and about.
Gzippo now uses the native Zlib support found in node >= 0.6
Starting in Connect 2.X Expressjs has the ability to use a streaming gzip module provided natively by connect. As this 2.X branch is not currently stable I have back ported the compress.js component into gzippo.
app.use(gzippo.staticGzip(__dirname + '/public')); app.use(gzippo.compress());
This has no caching and is currently unsupported as it will be included in a future connect 1.X release, up until then compress.js will be included in gzippo.
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