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Compressing web service calls in Indigo (WCF)

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Henrik Georgi

#1
Hi,

I would like to compress the messages sent over a WSHttpBinding to get a
better usage of low bandwidth. I have looked at the sample in the Windows
SDK, but can't figure it out. Does this custom binding have the same security
and reliable session capabillities as the WSHttpBinding?

I'm primarily interested in compressing the response from the server and was
thinking about utilizing the standard compression module for IIS 6.0. But
this requires that the request has the "Accept-encoding: gzip" in the HTTP
header and of course that Indigo (WCF) can decompress the response
automatically, which doesn't seems to be standard functionality today.

Is there any way to get this kind of functionality with Indigo?
Are there any plans to make this decompression functionality standard in
Indigo?
(It is implemented in .NET 2.0 Web Services, so why isn't this functionality
also supported by Indigo?)

Is it possible to extend the WSHttpBinding to get the described
functionality and preserve the security and reliable session capabilities?
How can this custom binding be implemented?


Thanks in advance.

Henrik Georgi
 

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#2
Hi,

I'm looking after exactly the same functionality that utilizes the standard
gzip compression by using the "Accept-encoding" header.
Is there any plans for including this functionality i future releases of WCF?

/Alex


"Henrik Georgi" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I would like to compress the messages sent over a WSHttpBinding to get a
> better usage of low bandwidth. I have looked at the sample in the Windows
> SDK, but can't figure it out. Does this custom binding have the same security
> and reliable session capabillities as the WSHttpBinding?
>
> I'm primarily interested in compressing the response from the server and was
> thinking about utilizing the standard compression module for IIS 6.0. But
> this requires that the request has the "Accept-encoding: gzip" in the HTTP
> header and of course that Indigo (WCF) can decompress the response
> automatically, which doesn't seems to be standard functionality today.
>
> Is there any way to get this kind of functionality with Indigo?
> Are there any plans to make this decompression functionality standard in
> Indigo?
> (It is implemented in .NET 2.0 Web Services, so why isn't this functionality
> also supported by Indigo?)
>
> Is it possible to extend the WSHttpBinding to get the described
> functionality and preserve the security and reliable session capabilities?
> How can this custom binding be implemented?
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Henrik Georgi
 

My Computer