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From "David Burry" <>
Subject Re: mod_blanks
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2002 20:23:49 GMT
I agree that mod_gzip does a lot better job as far as compression goes, and
it doesn't even use more cpu likely.

However, it's still important to remove HTML and JavaScript comments
sometimes for security reasons, but I suspect this could probably be better
done as part of the publishing process, not on the fly as pages are served.
(even gzip compression could be done this way actually, come to think of it)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter J. Cranstone" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 12:54 PM
Subject: RE: mod_blanks

> Fabio,
> Mod_gzip for Apache is a better solution. Prior to it's release both
> Kevin and I looked at what we call "poor man's compression". I.e. just
> removing the blank spaces, lines and other garbage in a served page.
> Here was what we learned.
> No one was interested. It didn't save much on the overall page, and
> people really don't like their HTML etc being messed with.
> Also it's easier if you are going to spend the CPU cycles to simply use
> gzip compression to squeeze the page by upwards of 80%+ and save all the
> formatting to the Author's HTML
> Mod_gzip already saves a ton of bandwidth and with a current browser
> there is no need to install a client side decoder.
> Regards,
> Peter J. Cranstone
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fabio rohrich []
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:38 AM
> To:
> Subject: mod_blanks
> I'm going to develop this topic for thesis.
> Has anybody of you any suggest for it? Something to
> addin the development (like compression of the string
> ) or some feature to implement!
> And, the last thing, what do you think about it?
> Thanks a lot,
> Fabio
> - mod_blanks: a module for the Apache web server which
> would on-the-fly
> remove unnecessary blank space, comments and other
> non-interesting
> things from the served page.  Skills needed: the C
> langugae, a bit of
> text parsing techniques, HTML, learn Apache API.
> Complexity: low to
> moderate (after learning the API).  Usefulness:
> moderate to low (but
> maybe better than that, it's a kind of nice toy topic
> that could be
> shown to save a lot of bandwith on the Internet :-).
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