I think that there was some discussion of this idea in this list;
unfortunately, one cannot search the archives (who's bright idea was that!
Here are the messages that I found in my own inbox that seem relevant:
Re: [Webware-discuss] compression (ACCEPT ENCODING) from Jan 9, 2002
Re: [Webware-discuss] gzip compression from Mar 14, 2002
Re: Filtered I/O -(was Re: [Webware-discuss] HTTP Authentication) from
(and followup messages)
| We run a web service using webware that is primarily text-oriented, and
| we'd like to install something like mod_gzip to decrease our bandwidth
| usage & improve the speed of our pages. It looks like mod_gzip
| could save
| us 50-60% on our bandwidth costs.
| I'm not entirely sure how one would set this up with webware (or, does
| webware have a similar facility built in already?)
| thanks for the help!