When using mod_deflate in Apache2, Apache will chunk gzipped content, setting the Transfer-encoding: chunked header.

Is there any setting that would change Apache's default behavior, and have Apache set a Content-length header instead of chunking the response?

  • Is there a particular reason you want to disable Chunked encoding? IIRC it's a requirement in HTTP/1.1 whenever any other encoding type is set & HTTP keepalive is in use.
    – voretaq7
    Jan 13 '11 at 20:27

That would mean Apache would have to buffer the compressed output just to calculate the content-length before sending any of the response. I don't know of such a setting, and I'd be surprised if it was supported.


Have you tried SetEnv force-response-1.0 1 ?

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