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Compress HTTP response, supported Web standard compression methods

gzip, deflate and brotli is built-in.


The package supports multiple platforms.

  • deno.land/x - https://deno.land/x/http_compress/mod.ts
  • npm - @httpland/http-compress

Compress with handler

Takes a handler and returns a handler with the response body compressed.

import { withCompress } from "https://deno.land/x/http_compress@$VERSION/mod.ts";

function handler(req: Request): Response {
  return new Response("Huge content");

Filter compression targets

You have complete control over what is compressed.

Various factors such as content length, media type, CPU usage, etc. can be used as filtering criteria.

The filter field is a function that takes a boolean. If true, responses containing that content will be compressed.

By default, If the content is more than 10kb and its media type is compressible, compress it.

The following example compresses when the content is more than 10kb, the media type is text/html, and request method is GET.

import { withCompress } from "https://deno.land/x/http_compress@$VERSION/mod.ts";

const handler = withCompress(() => new Response("Huge content"), {
  filter: (content, { request, response }) => {
    return 1024_0 < content.byteLength && // 10kb
      request.method === "GET" &&
      response.headers.get("Content-Type") === "text/html";


Whether the media type is compressible or not.

This refers to the mime-db.

import { isCompressible } from "https://deno.land/x/http_compress@$VERSION/mod.ts";
import { assertEquals } from "https://deno.land/std@$VERSION/testing/asserts.ts";

assertEquals(isCompressible("text/html"), true);
assertEquals(isCompressible("image/png"), false);


Supported compression method is follow:

  • gzip
  • deflate
  • brotli

Create a new Response object with the compressed value of the response body.

No destructive changes are made to the original Response object.

For the Response header, the following fields may be added:

  • Content-Encoding
  • Vary

Definition of Terms

  • Handler - It is a function that takes a Request object as its first argument and returns a Response or Promise<Response> object.

    type Handler = (request: Request) => Promise<Response> | Response;


Copyright © 2022-present httpland.

Released under the MIT license


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