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  Two Servlet Filters Every Web Application Should Have
Subject:   Practicality Vs Architecture
Date:   2004-03-01 09:39:41
From:   johnpl
"Good Idea - Wrong Layer" - is correct and if we all had fast hardware and plenty of bandwidth, we wouldn't be bothering. The reality for me is that I've been working on a 3-Tier architecture, where the Http server is separated from the Application Server and the amount + size of the packets sent between them both is substantial. My Servlet Container produces a large amount of html which needed to be compressed before it was sent to the Http server. The Http Server then GZips and serves the rest of the content (images / css / js / xsl) complete with the GZipped content from the Servlet Container.