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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: HTTP Compression in Mozilla
Date Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:45:03 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Jeremie Miller wrote:
> > >
> > > I don't know if this has been pointed out yet, but I remember there being
> > > some discussion about this awhile back, so some of you might find it
> > > interesting:
> > >
> > > http://www.mozilla.org/projects/apache/gzip/
> > >
> > > Excerpt from page:
> > >
> > > "This project aims to improve real and perceived web browsing performance
> > > by having the server send compressed HTML files to the browser, and having
> > > the browser uncompress before displaying. Assuming fast enough processors
> > > on most machines these days, the user should end up seeing the document
> > > sooner this way than sending uncompressed HTML. Also, since a majority of
> > > network traffic these days is HTTP traffic, compressing all HTML sent via
> > > HTTP should recover a significant amount of wasted network bandwidth. "
> >
> > But, but... Netscape 4 already does this!
> 
> On Unix.

On NT! Try it!

Cheers,

Ben.

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