downloading web pages made faster

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri Nov 28 12:37:34 GMT 2003

On Friday 28 November 2003 01:00, James Richard Tyrer wrote:

> Since HTML is text, it *could* be compressed -- why it isn't is something I
> am at a loss to understand.  Note that IIUC Linux already is able to
> decompress it.

It would be simple webserver configuration option, most (all?) browser can 
already handle this.
But of course compressing the requested data needs processing time on the 
server, which might be too much depending on the load and thus gets 
deactivated/not activated by server admins.

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