Why should you specify a Vary: accept-encoding header in your WordPress blog?
The Vary: Accept-Encoding header — it’s not on every server response, but it should be. When browsers make a request, they include HTTP headers for the server to decide what to send back (Is this a mobile client browsing? Will the mobile handle compressed version of content?). The fix is for the origin server to send back Vary: Accept-Encoding.
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Add the following line of codes in your .htaccess file out of Begin and End WordPress section in .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_headers.c> <FilesMatch "\.(js|css|xml|gz)$"> Header append Vary: Accept-Encoding </FilesMatch> </IfModule>
If you have any kinda problem with it, please comment below. Thanks