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From "John Morrison" <john.r.morri...@ntlworld.com>
Subject RE: Summary: serializer sending gzip compressed html
Date Sun, 07 Jul 2002 08:53:43 GMT
I think this would be interesting :) +0

> From: Jens Lorenz [mailto:jens.lorenz@interface-projects.de]
> From: "Stefano Mazzocchi" <stefano@apache.org>
> > > Well, IMHO there are still some cases where a GZIPSerializer might
> > > be useful. But thanks to you Luca and Stefano for opening my eyes
> > > for the world outside Cocoon.
> >
> > You are welcome.
> >
> > Anyway, I believe that a HTML-gzipping-serializer is a bad idea because
> > is mixes concerns: GZIP compression is a property of the transport layer
> > and should be transparent.
> >
> > As for lack of caching: I also think that Cocoon should stop caching its
> > generated resources and just try to be more proxy friendly. But that is
> > another story.
>
> To summarize this issue ... I tested the CompressionFilter coming as
> example with Tomcat and it works just fine. No need to hack into Cocoon
> and doesn't serve incomplete gzip files.
> Also it automatically detects accept-encoding of the browser and only
> compresses, if compression is supported by the http client.
>
> For production environments, it's probably a good idea to extend this
> example to compress only html and text files. No much sense in compressing
> gif and jpg files, besides wasting cpu cycles ...
>
> If anyone is interested, I would prepare a patch to the CompressionFilter
> coming with tomcat and to cocoons web.xml, with the filter commented out,
> so that only these comments need to be removed, in order to get compressed
> output from cocoon/tomcat.
>
>
> Jens
>
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