[thelist] Is this a good idea...or am I crazy?

Mark Kennedy mark at eurogamer.net
Wed Sep 5 14:14:26 CDT 2001

Apache can already gzip up content on the fly, and upon receiving the correct
headers, many modern browsers will decompress it all.  I don't know the
mechanics of implementing the compression, but I seem to remember that the PHP
website uses it (I've seen 4x speed increases quoted).



Mark Kennedy

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Ryan Finley wrote:

>Does anyone does if this has been done, and if it would be even worth it?
>What if you had a simple compression algorithm, compressed your webpages,
>and then had the decompression function in javascript.  The client would
>download the page, the javascript decompression function would run, and
>finally a document.write.  Obviously, the function would have to be fast and
>small, but you could stuff it in an external javascript file for caching.
>So you would just send people this:
><script src="/Decompress.js"></script>
>The string is the source to the entire page in compressed format.
>Am I crazy?!
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