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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_deflate extensions
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:40:11 GMT
"Peter J. Cranstone" <> writes:

> Since when does web server throughput drop by x% factor using
> mod_deflate?

I don't think you need me to explain the "why" or the "when" to you.

> We went through this debate with mod_gzip and it doesn't hold much
> water. Server boxes are cheap and adding some more ram or even a faster
> processor is a cheap price to pay when compared to customer satisfaction
> when their pages load faster.

Your "Server boxes are cheap" comment is very telling; if I add more
ram or a faster processor we aren't talking about the same web server.

But overall I agree completely that compressing content and adding
more ram and/or a faster processor as appropriate is the right thing
to do in many situations.

Jeff Trawick |
Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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