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

Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com
Wed Sep 5 14:41:57 CDT 2001

I would think that the time to decompress the script would offset any gains
by downloading.  If you have tight code, most of the rendering download time
is images.  I don't think you would see much gain.

Might be interesting to try, though :)

Chris Evans
chris at fuseware.com

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

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?!


	Ryan Finley
	President - SurveyMonkey.com

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