Speed up web pages for modern IE browsers


I’m hoping that DH will take some note of this; their default web server configuration is using the old Apache behavior of modifying all responses to Microsoft Internet Explorer, regardless of version, and making them quite a bit slower.

Given, the old ones were broken in certain regards, but the newer ones are better; specifically, in the areas all of our web pages are being served.

c.f. &aq=f&oq=&aqi=]http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS339&q=BrowserMatch+MSIE+[5-9]&aq=f&oq=&aqi= for more info. It’s a lot more reasonable not to slow down the bulk of the [modern] IE traffic, when it’s just not needed.



Thanks for the suggestion. You’re right - we’re applying

SetEnvIf User-Agent “.MSIE.” nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0

which is probably harming performance on modern versions of IE. I’ll open an issue for our developers to take a look at it.


No worries, I think it will give a speed boost to the DH pages themselves as well, of course.

Thanks for passing it on to the devs.

responses to this thread will be emailed to me, thanks.