Automatic HTTP compression on Azure blob CDN (gzip)
To increase performance gzip compression on such files is preferred, or even a must have!
WHy not also do automatic minification of CSS / JS files???
Sam Blowes commented
Is it possible to acheieve HTTP compression manually?
Tell me, how can you go further if you unable to implement such basic service as gzip compression? Even my localhost can do it!
Stephen Goss commented
This feature is important because loading compressed content to the blob store will not work for those users whose browsers cannot decompress the content. So the blob needs to be served either with gzip (or deflate etc) encoding or without depending on the Accept-Encoding header on the request. This is normally handled by the origin server setting the Vary: Accept-Encoding response header and the CDN serving the appropriate version of the blob to the client.
This conversation is relevant http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/windowsazuredata/thread/d4641aa0-1444-4d24-a003-b5645e51ffb3
MS say that they will support it.
I would give all my 10 votes for this.