HTML Comment Scrubber with Stream Profile

Problem this snippet solves:

This example uses similar logic to scrub out HTML comments as the Html Comment Scrubber rule. Instead of collecting the HTTP response payloads, it uses the stream filter to replace the strings inline. This should be more efficient than buffering the entire payload with the HTTP::collect command.

How to use this snippet:

The iRule requires a blank stream profile and a custom HTTP profile with Chunking set to Rechunk if you change the response content length.

Code :


# Prevent the server from sending chunked response data
if { [HTTP::version] eq "1.1" } {

# Force downgrade to HTTP 1.0, but still allow keep-alive connections.
# Since HTTP 1.1 is keep-alive by default, and 1.0 is not,
# we need make sure the headers reflect the keep-alive status.
if { [HTTP::header is_keepalive] } {
  HTTP::header replace "Connection" "Keep-Alive"

# Disable the stream filter by default

# Check if the response is HTML
if {[HTTP::header "Content-Type"] contains html{

# Set the stream expression to match HTML comments and replace them with nothing
STREAM::expression {###}
# STREAM_MATCHED is triggered when the stream filter find string is found

   # Log the string which matched the stream profile
   log local0. "[IP::client_addr]:[TCP::client_port]: Removed comment: [STREAM::match]"

Tested this on version:

Published Jan 30, 2015
Version 1.0

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