> IIS 5.0 supports http/1.1 compression of selected file types out of the box.
> > netscape has supported transparent gzipping since..um, a long
> > time ago.
> > and I've seen sites use it.
Yes -- I knew this stuff was possible, I just haven't noticed it
in widespread use.
That suggests to me that either (1) it's so transparent it's easy
to miss; or (2) it doesn't save enough in bandwidth costs to be
worth the trouble.
If (2), Curl's business case is really in trouble, because if
people can't be convinced to use free off-the-shelf compression
to save on bandwidth, why would they spend for a whole new
active-content system to save on bandwidth?
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