computerguru at neosmart.net
Wed Sep 19 19:36:47 GMT 2007
On 9/19/07, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On 9/19/07, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> > Here's a RealLife(tm) example that may make you reconsider:
> > File File size GZIPd file size
> > Original jQuery library 62,885 bytes 19,758 bytes
> > jQuery minified w/ JSMin 36,391 bytes 11,541 bytes
> > jQuery minified w/ Packer 21,557 bytes 11,119 bytes
> > jQuery minified w/ YUI Compressor 31,822 bytes 10,818 bytes
> > compression provides a ~50% improvement (as you say), but GZIPing that
> > provides /another/ ~50% improvement over GZIPing alone.
> Analyse your numbers again:
> GZIP only: 19758 / 62885 = 0.314... = 69% improvement.
> YUI+GZIP: 10818 / 62885 = 0.172... = 83% improvement.
> Total improvement YUI+GZIP gives over GZIP only: 83 - 69 = 14%
> Okay, so YUI gives a 14% improvement, which is more than my
> guesstimate of 3%. Fine. But is it worth it? My opinion is still no
> due to the maintenance overhead.
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IMHO: for the end-users, maybe not. But for the server, where the numbers
can quickly tally up, yes.
Just my two cents though.
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