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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: HTTP Compression in Mozilla
Date Fri, 18 Sep 1998 21:25:04 GMT
On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Jim Gettys wrote:

> > On Unix.
> 
> And I think the implementation may have been in NS4 UNIX by forking a 
> piped process and running zcat on the file, rather than internal using 
> zlib; this is non-trivial overhead....

Exactly.

> 
> Zlib makes this pretty easy to implement in a client; Henrik implemented
> transfer encoding in an afternoon in libwww.

Yup.

> Note that I'm not claiming that a server implementation, except one that 
> was so stupid as to do the compression every time a document was asked 
> for, would be so simple for Apache right now; I had sympathy for Roy's 

The simple implementation is pretty trivial, as long as you don't object
to having to compress them yourself manually each time you change the
content or just have a cron job doing it.



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