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Deflate is superior to gzip

From: David Murdoch <david@vervestudios.co>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:01:04 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTik9eL6rShmgE0iiZZk71zoVXDKwQOBa4s37dPDe@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-web-perf@w3.org
 Some very influential<http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2007/07/high_performanc_3.html>
 sources<http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/payload.html#GzipCompression>
have
been promoting the gzip compression format as the end-all and be-all to our
HTTP 1.1 compression needs; some tout gzip as the superior compression
format ("Gzip is the most [...] effective compression method..." [source: Best
Practices for Speeding Up Your
Website<http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html>]).
This, however, is not necessarily true. There are 2 other compression
formats commonly available for use on the web.

Research is currently being conducted at
http://www.vervestudios.co/projects/compression-tests/results<http://dev.vervestudios.co/projects/compression-tests/results>
..

Feedback and comments are welcome.
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 06:51:45 UTC

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