ergophobe - 11:59 pm on Nov 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Last I looked, most anti-virus software (and definitely Norton/McAfee/Symantec) would strip the accept encoding header thereby preventing most servers from sending compressed content.
Since I'm on a slow connection a lot and even worse, it's satellite, which means high latency so fewer packets is much better than more packets, I'd really rather make my computer do that work.
Any suggestions for anti-virus software that you've tested and demonstrated to not interfere with accept-encoding header?
BTW, if you're not sure this applies to you look at the headers Firefox sends using LiveHTTP headers. This verifies the browser is sending the right headers.
Then go to
which will often show you that those headers do not make it to the server.