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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: Whitespace strip filter for httpd v2.1
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:52:31 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have attached a small filter module that strips leading whitespace 
> from text files. This would typically be used to remove the "indenting" 
> whitespace found inside HTML files, resulting in a significant reduction 
> in network traffic for some sites.
> I didn't bother to include trailing whitespace removal, as this involved 
> buffering (leading whitespace removal requires no buffering).
> Comments?

+1 in concept but code not reviewed. mod_deflate would effectivly do the same thing, right?
What user base 
would are we targeting with this module (looking for an answer a bit more specific than 'web
clients that 
don't support gzip decoding').


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