[development] FYI more drupal.css stuff

Richard Archer drupal.org at juggernaut.com.au
Sun Nov 13 19:21:14 UTC 2005

At 9:51 AM -0600 13/11/05, Allie Micka wrote:

>1) Install mod_gzip (apache 1.3) or mod_deflate (2.0) to gzip your
>content.  You will save 30-70% on any text file it is configured to

If you're going to do that you will have to configure it to only
compress .css files. If you compress all files being served you
will double-compress pages generated by Drupal because they are
already gzipped.

That's probably why people are seeing so many bytes of .css
being served compared with pages... pages are gzipped and
only the amount of bytes sent is logged. But .css isn't
compressed so the full file size is logged.

>2) If you can't access your server's configuration and care more
>about bandwidth than cpu, have php handle .css files and use its gzip
>output handler.

There are recipes on the web for storing gzipped files in the
filesystem and serving them rather than compressing the file
for every hit. Save CPU as well as bandwidth :)


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