Does Seam 2.0.0.GA have some type of compression filter that can be configured, or is there something other than the Tomcat Connector (jboss 4.2.1) that is causing the over-the-wire gzip compression to the browser?
Nothing in Seam.
The compression IS happening in Seam.
In the GWTService class, the method:
protected boolean shouldCompressResponse(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response, String responsePayload)
* This implementation currently returns <code>true</code> if the response
* string's estimated byte length is longer than 256 bytes.
This is not configurable other than subclassing GWTService.
Workaround: In I.E. at least, you can disable HTTP/1.1 and only use HTTP/1.0 so you can see the packets without being compressed.
Ah, sorry, my bad, I don't know anything about remoting and didn't read your post properly :(