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#38730 Header set Content-Encoding gzip change in J 4.2.9

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Latest post by formfranska on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 08:52 CDT


So this is just a question about the change in .htaccess that was announced for Joomla 4.2.9

In .htaccess
change from OLD
Header append Content-Encoding gzip
to NEW
Header set Content-Encoding gzip

On my test site I now have J 4.2.9

I also updated AT to v7.3.1. Then I created a new .htaccess with this new AdminTools version.

When I check in the newly created .htaccess I still find "Header append Content-Encoding gzip".

So my question is if this is intentional or not. Should I manually change it to "Header set Content-Encoding gzip" or should I leave it as "Header append Content-Encoding gzip", please?

Akeeba Staff

You can ignore that.

This only matters if you have a site in a subdirectory of another site. However, when you are using the .htaccess Maker this is not possible anyway. Therefore it's a non-issue in your use case.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Thank you so much Nicholas!

Yes, it actually says so too in the Post installation message (...This could result in double encoding errors when Joomla is installed in a subdirectory and both this directory and its parent directory contain an .htaccess file with this code...) but somehow I don't feel 100% sure unless you've said it too 😊


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