ag.ml2007 at zirona.com
Tue Sep 18 19:31:51 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 13:48 -0500, Otto wrote:
> On 9/18/07, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> > Another plus is speed benefits for end users.
So, on the one hand, you propose to gzip everything, on the other hand
you dislike the overhead of unpacking the JS? Where's the logic in that?
> > "SetOutputFilter DEFLATE", and that works very well.
> I doubt that the minimal difference between packed JS and unpacked JS,
> given than both are being compressed using zlib, is highly
Wrong again, sorry. Here are some figures:
For 2.3-beta3, the uncompressed overall amount of JS is 1,020,175 bytes,
the packed file size with that specific packer is 562,329 bytes (we know
these figures from before).
Now, let's delete the src files and compress the packed files:
for i in $(find ./wp-admin/ ./wp-includes/ -iname "*\.src\.js"); do rm $i; done
for i in $(find ./wp-admin/ ./wp-includes/ -iname "*\.js"); do gzip $i; done
(Note that I used the default gzip compression value, -9 would result in
even smaller files.)
And count again:
sum=0; for j in $(for i in $(find ./wp-admin/ ./wp-includes/ -iname "*\.js.gz"); do du -b $i | cut -f 1; done); do sum=$[ $sum+$j ]; done; echo $sum
The overall file size of the gzipped JS files is 256,051 bytes -- the
file size was again reduced by about 50%. This means, if you combine
gzipping and compressing, you might be able to reduce the overall
payload size to 25% of the original size.
> > server-side text compression and (3) file-combining is the norm, not the
> > roll-overs.
> 1 and 3 are useless in most (not all, mind you) cases. Whether it's
> the "norm" or not is debatable and largely opinion unless you can
> actually prove it with statistics. But whether they add a significant
> difference or not can actually be measured through testing. I submit
> that adding 1 and 3 to 2 will not produce a significant difference
> from just 2 alone.
Please provide arguments why a performance improvement is "useless". As
for statistics/testing, see my above examples.
Alex Günsche, Zirona OpenSource-Consulting
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