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From Dmitry Khrustalev <d...@bog.msu.su>
Subject Re: HTTP Compression in Mozilla
Date Sat, 19 Sep 1998 13:42:33 GMT

On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Jim Gettys wrote:

> > >
> > > But, but... Netscape 4 already does this!
> > 
> > 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....
> 

  Reality is even worse: if you have several compressed frames it will
fork several zcat processes and lock up.

	-Dima


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