Compressor for muneem framework

Usage no npm install needed!

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Compression package for muneem framework

Compression is by default applied to all the routes based on accept encoding header. "gzip" is the default encoding applied when header value is "*".

You can either disable compression globally and use on your routes only. Or you can keep it globally enabled but disable for particular route.

As the compression require CPU and time, you may avoid it for small responses by setting threshold. Or you may also use निम्न (Nimn) data format which is already smaller than compressed JSON.

JSON :  551
JSON + gzip:  294
JSON + deflate:  282

Msgpack :  420
Msgpack + gzip:  291
Msgpack + deflate:  279

Nimn :  190
Nimn + gzip:  165
Nimn + deflate:  153

As you've noticed in above statistics, the size of Nimn data format without compression (190 bytes) is smaller than compressed JSON (282 bytes). So you may decide to avoid compression in this case.

As you can send only string or buffer data to the user, this module also accepts string or buffer only data and error when invalid data is provided. However, you may set errorOnInvalidData to false when you want to disable compression in case of invalid data (not recommend).

Some of the clients may not handle compressed response, and some of the projects want to apply compression through some API gateway for particular routes. In such conditions, you can overwrite filter(). Currently it disable compression when x-no-compression header is present or when cache-control header is set to 'no-transform'.

var Muneem = require("muneem");
var options = {
    defaultEncoding: "gzip",
    errorOnInvalidData : true,
    threshold : 1024,
    filter : function(asked, answer){//return true when not to compress
        if(asked.headers['x-no-compression'] || asked.headers['cache-control'] === 'no-transform'){
            return true;
            return false;
    keepItOn : true //keep the compression on for all routes by default
var muneem = new Muneem();
var compressor = require("muneem-compress")( muneem , options );

var reqHandler = function(asked, answer) {
    //answer.compress(false)//to by pass compression
    //answer.compress(options)//to compress with different settings
    answer.compress()//to manually compress

Please note that as the client can accept multiple encodings define in accept-encoding header, this package use encoding with maximum priority.

// Multiple algorithms, weighted with the quality value syntax:
Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip;q=1.0, *;q=0.5

Currently this package supports gzip, and deflate compression. You may raise a request to support more encodings.