There are several ways to improve the performance of a web site. One of them is HTTP compression. Moreover, compressing the web server responses can save tons of bandwidth without adding any significant amount of extra CPU load on the server. Two of the most common compression algorithms used in HTTP are gzip and deflate. An article containing step-by-step instructions on how to configure Apache to compress web server responses using mod_deflate had been published on G-Loaded a long time ago. This post is about the web browser support for the gzip, deflate and raw deflate compression algorithms. The following page contains the results of several compression tests run by various modern and older web browsers. In case you had been looking for such information, that’s a good place to start.
The gzip and deflate compression support by web browsers by George Notaras, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.