Mod_gzip causes blank pages in IE?


I’ve noticed on some of my sites (here at dreamhost) that unless I disable mod_gzip in .htaccess, IE occasionally displays a completely blank page while navigating the site. When you go to view source on the page it just shows .

The blank page comes up in about 1 of 10 page hits when mod_gzip’s on.

It’s not that big of a deal, as I just disable mod_gzip and it stops happening. I also noticed that I can leave mod_gzip on if I issue an HTTP header of Cache-Control: Private – but I don’t want to do that for the entire site – easier to just disable mod_gzip.

Has anyone else noticed this?


Bug in IE. The only way around it is not to use gzip either at all or on a browser by browser basis.


Lame… thanks for the info.