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Content encoding

The Ktor client provides the ContentEncoding plugin that allows you to enable specified compression algorithms (such as gzip and deflate) and configure their settings. This plugin serves two primary purposes:

Add dependencies

To use ContentEncoding, you need to include the ktor-client-encoding artifact in the build script:

implementation "io.ktor:ktor-client-encoding:$ktor_version"
<dependency> <groupId>io.ktor</groupId> <artifactId>ktor-client-encoding-jvm</artifactId> <version>${ktor_version}</version> </dependency>

You can learn more about artifacts required by the Ktor client from Adding client dependencies.

Install ContentEncoding

To install ContentEncoding, pass it to the install function inside a client configuration block:

val client = HttpClient(CIO) { install(ContentEncoding) }

Configure ContentEncoding

The example below shows how to enable the deflate and gzip encoders on the client with the specified quality values:

val client = HttpClient(CIO) { install(ContentEncoding) { deflate(1.0F) gzip(0.9F) } }

If required, you can implement the ContentEncoder interface to create a custom encoder and pass it to the customEncoder function.

Last modified: 28 June 2022