Rev compress, cgi, php, zip

David Beck david_beck at
Fri Dec 11 12:38:15 EST 2009

Hi Jim,

In order to decompress data in PHP that was compressed using Rev you 
need to strip a few bytes off the start of the data:

    $decompressedData = gzinflate( substr( $dataCompressedWithRev , 10 ) 

However I have not been able to figure out how to go the other way, that 
is, decompressing data with Rev that was compressed with PHP. If you do 
determine how to do this please let me know.

Also, you might find the callPHP library I posted a few weeks ago 
useful, which allows PHP functions to be called from Rev stacks or, I 
would imagine, an on-Rev script, although I have not worked with on-Rev. 
The library is open source so feel free to use it directly or strip it 
for parts. You can download it from:

Hope that helps,

David Beck
Rotunda Software

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