Can you gunzip the contents of a get request in Angular?

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I’m fetching some JSON with angular as:

$http({
    url: 'https://www.somemachine.com/getdata', 
    method: "GET",
    params: {}
}).success(function(data, status, headers, config) {
    console.log(data);
}

The data it’s receiving is quite large, and I’m happy to gzip the source but is there a way to gunzip it when my $http method fetches it?

How to solve :

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Method 1

Assuming the source is already zipped, just ensure the Accept-Encoding header is set to gzip on the request:

$http.get('https://www.somemachine.com/getdata', { headers: { 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip' } }
).success(function(data, status, headers, config) {
    console.log(data);
});

The browser will automatically unzip it when it sees the Content-Encoding=gzip header on the response.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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