Force Compression

Netlify does not compress files under 1 KiB.

I have experimented on my site. The original, uncompressed icon has a larger transfer volume than an icon that forced compression by making 1 KiB of space characters.

Of course, the difference of only a few bytes doesn’t matter at all. I just experimented with curiosity.

But that’s a pretty odd result.

Hi, @salmonspace. In order for us to troubleshoot, would you please send us the URL for the icon not being compressed?


Hi, @salmonspace. The issue with those URLs is that they are already so small we don’t compress them. Files under 1 KiB in size are never compressed by our service.

If there are other questions or concerns, please let us know.