[thelist] [CSS] site re-design

Jackson Yee jyee at vt.edu
Fri Oct 18 14:04:01 CDT 2002

"Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net> wrote in message
news: at
> And doesn't data coming down the modem get compressed automatically anyway
> (either by hardware or software)?

Any modern modem would indeed have software or hardware compression enabled,
but the type of compression that is used is far less effective than having
the server simply output gzipped pages.  Take a look at


if you want all of the gory details behind the implementation.

Besides, when you're paying for server bandwidth by the gigabyte as most
people are, the less that comes out of your server, the better.

Jackson Yee
jyee at vt.edu

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