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Wed Sep 19 18:52:26 GMT 2007
> - Can be made "safe" at the cost of making better optimizations.
It can be made completely safe without any optimization cost as long as you
also use GZIP (see below).
> - Only provides a ~50% improvement.
> - Provides less than a 3% improvement if done in combination with
> GZIP like compression.
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.
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