|Message:||This works by gzipping the content "on the fly" from the server to the browser. Text files (like html) compress really well, resulting in savings like 20% of the original size. For example, if your website generates a 100Kb html file, it will likely be compressed to something less than 20Kb. This means only 20Kb is transferred over the network, so transfer time is much faster.
In the future we will also look at compression on upload from the browser. This is a little more problematic to implement in the server, especially with pipelined requests.
You can turn compression on or off at the server level, and each browser tells the server whether it supports compression. If both are enabled, the content is automatically compressed.|