The use of compression during HTTP data transfer does make a big difference in the transfer volume on the network, and the additional cost of both server and client CPU overhead and latency. Specifically on slow/expensive networks, GZIP compression is a feature that can be activated. By default, BSP runtime does not compress any pages. The developer must himself decide on this option. This section describes all known pitfalls on the topic of GZIP.
Relevant SAP Notes
- Global deactivation of GZIP compression for HTTP
- GZIP Compression Errors with long URLs
- Tie HTTP request and response to disable GZIP in Kernel
- ICH: problems with PDF printing
- HTTP compression compresses only certain documents
- Handling Binary Data (especially around PDF documents)