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High Performance Web Sites :: Who’s not getting gzip? The article Use compression to make the web faster from the Google Code Blog contains some interesting information on why modern browsers that support compression don’t get compressed responses in daily usage. The culprit? anti-virus software, browser bugs, web proxies, and misconfigured web servers. The first three modify the web request so that the web server does not know that the browser can uncompress content.
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I have recently came by the article “High performance websites” in yahoo developer network. This article pointed 13 key points to speed up your application. These are 1. Make Fewer HTTP Requests 2. Performance tips for web applications « The Storyteller