Wednesday, December 20th, 2006>p>We are having fun watching Firebug’s network mode as we visit various sites, and seeing where the browser spends time waiting.
Yesterday we talked about cheating the system by using CNAMES to get around the number of connections per host limitation.
The key points from his testing are:
- Compressing that resulting file
- Caching the compressed file to disk (instead of compressing on the fly for each request)
Niels released his combine.php script that does the work for him.
There seems to be a natural tension between:
“One big compressed file to minimize connections and size”
“Multiple files are good as they can be cached separately (a change to file A affects the entire combined file in the first case), so use the CNAME trick to allow multiple downloads at once”
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am