is touting a user hosted perl script that, if
off of the standard Slash-based experience, one of which is our very own SoylentNews. Audiences include
those with very limited bandwidth, such as those in developing countries with
only 2G mobile access or dialup."
How much bandwidth does it save?
RTFA, much? It's in there.
AND how much does it really save if you already have compression on the cache (or web server if you don't use a cache)?
https://www.varnish-cache.org/docs/3.0/tutorial/co mpression.html [varnish-cache.org]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_compression [wikipedia.org]
I believe most mobile browsers support gzip nowadays.
High text sites like SN compress really well. An intelligent cache would only have to do the compression once whenever the page changes.
I can actually answer this from experience, having run a public instance of Avantslash for about a day now. The average pageview weighs in at just under 5 KB.
5 kB is quite low. Is your server doing gzip/deflate compression?
gzip is enabled. It seems to compress pages down about 60%, but they're rather small to begin with.
(Thank you for the software, by the way!)