It is always a good idea to compress the results that are returned from your web application, if the client can handle it. Catalyst::Plugin::Compress does that for you with very little effort. However, there are times when you might not want the response to be compressed. For example when a returning a file that has already been zipped. The extra compression is unlikely to reduce the file size and will just add extra load to the server. This module builds upon the Catalyst::Plugin::Compress module and adds the option to skip the compression step for certain url paths. So, for example, if you don't want to compress any files in the download path, then you would add the following to your config:
__PACKAGE__->config( compression_excluded => ['^download', ], );
Now all urls on the site that start with download will be uncompressed and everything else will be compressed as requested.
To install this module, run the following commands:
perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test ./Build install
After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
RT, CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here) http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Catalyst-Plugin-Compress-WithExclusions AnnoCPAN, Annotated CPAN documentation http://annocpan.org/dist/Catalyst-Plugin-Compress-WithExclusions CPAN Ratings http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Catalyst-Plugin-Compress-WithExclusions Search CPAN http://search.cpan.org/dist/Catalyst-Plugin-Compress-WithExclusions/
Copyright (C) 2012 Jody Clements
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.