[plug] A plan for spam spiders.

Bernd Felsche bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Sun May 8 18:01:12 WST 2005

Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> writes:
>On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 09:09 +0800, Steve Boak wrote:

>> If I've read that correctly, doesn't mod_gzip compress
>> on-the-fly, so in Shayne's case he would need to have the
>> original uncompressed mega-html file on his disk, which mod_gzip
>> would then compress every time before sending?

>That's a very good point. I wouldn't particularly want to have to
>regularly compress 1GB streams on the fly, though it probably wouldn't
>actually be too bad.

De-compression isn't too bad. I suspect that the Apache module is
designed so that clients that can't handle the gzipped will have it
de-compressed for them on the server. It makes more sense to store
gzipped on the server.

>I have absolutely no idea how to send a pre-compressed file.

Through HTML :-) The client (if it says can handle it) should
decompress as it receives the data stream.
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