If you are requesting a zipped file (.zip) through a link or form request the server will simply return the file you requested. It will not perform any actions upon it. And I am not sure what browser you are using but I do not know of any browser that will unzip a file. You need a third party application like WinZip to unzip those files.
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thank you for answering so quickly but
I´m afraid you misunderstood me. I´m not asking for zipped files but for zipped html or java sites which are packed by a webserver. IE and NC 4.x usually can handle those sites. The possibility to zip sites is since http 1.1 available.
My question is how LoadRunner handles those sides, because I have to script an application wich uses zipped websites.
[This message has been edited by bila (edited 03-19-2002).]
What I think Bila is asking for is using the gzip technology in websites. A lot of companies try to accelerate the contents of there site by zipping it’s content at the Server side and have the browser do the unzipping (same as compression). So that might cause problems at the Browser side when browser starts rendering the data. I know that LoadRunner doesn’t care about what the browser does with the data as long as it gets it from the Server. So most likely it will treat the gzip file like any other file (e.g: .js, jpg…etc). I don’t use LoadRunner so I wouldn’t know the answer but I love to hear the answer from any one who’s using a load tool.
I'm working on a website using the gzip compression in order to reduce network traffic. So I meet a lot of problem when I try to test this web site with QALoad. Only one of all users stays online, other can't unzip gzip files. I think that gzip compression need a ressource on pc that can't be used by many users. Then .. if someone knows a good stress tools which can simulate this uncompression ressource ...
(sorry for my poor english...)