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Please see this Nginx directive:

gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;

Should we say that Nginx gzip_types might be a redundant directive in case you want everything to be gzipped?

For example, if I want everything whatsoever to be gzipped, should I take it down? If so, it might do User Experience damage serve everything gzipped.

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If you want everything to be gzipped, you should use special value called *.

gzip_types *;

As always, there is no proper and general answer for question: What should be compressed? What is gzipped and when, might depend on application logic.

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