[wp-hackers] compression and caching
wordpress at santosj.name
Tue Dec 29 14:25:49 UTC 2009
No, the merits of compressing and caching are not being debated here nor
were they ever being debated. No one has ever said that compression or
caching shouldn't be done. We have only been saying that there are too
many solutions, many of them Apache or manually driven to be placed in
I think the entire problem is that this fact alone has been pushed aside
and provided a longer debate than what is required. What is being
debated and often ignored is that many of the better ways to compress
files aren't even in PHP, but Apache or some manual process and for that
caching a file has so many solutions finding the best one for all people
is going to be extremely large solution.
What Micah and I guess you keep coming back to is using what is said for
Caching as if we said it for Compression and it is very annoying. I
don't like wasting time talking to people who don't listen, so I guess
Otto is still talking to a brick wall even now.
Finding a solution that fits one person may not be the best for another.
Having a ton of options in WordPress may not work because it relies on
the person knowing what they are used for. "Testing" for each feature
may work in majority of cases, but would add a lot of time to
development. In this realm, if someone wishes to add compression, they
have an unlimited amount of choices (well not yet, but could in the
future) of what they can do and what works best for them.
There is also a plugin that will minify all of your scripts on the fly
with some file caching and expires.
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