HTTP Compression and SharePoint

This is something I have been really interested in exploring, particularly since SPS/WSS sends down approx. 500 kb on first access (OWS.js, ie55up.js, OWS.css, SPS.css) which is quite an issue in low bandwidth deployments. Certianly interested to undertsand what sort impact this had on the weight of these files, and general page weight.

Anyway, looks like Maurice just saved me a stack of time.