But all modern browsers support it, right ?
Are there any downsides for not using Vary:Accept Encoding  with mod_deflate?

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:23 AM, Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Akash Jain <akash.delhite@gmail.com> wrote:
> We had a weird issue of Akamai not caching static content like JS, CSS etc.
> On debugging, they reported that we are sending "Vary:Accept Encoding" is
> causing issue.
> But I think that mod_deflate automatically sends that (for proxies)
>
> However, I have explicitly unset that header so that Akamai can cache. Are
> there any downsides of this ?

If someone requests a file from a browser not capable of gzip
compression, they'll get an unreadable file, because it will be served
out of the cache in gzipped form.

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