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Compressed HTML Protocol Released

Remote Communications Inc. this week announced the beta release of HyperSpace Data Compression, the CHTML (Compressed HTML) protocol and the JO compiler.

The company has been working on a method of speeding the delivery of HTML pages on the Internet, and came up with the idea of using compressed HTML. At this time, the HTML documents you see on the Web are transmitted without being compressed. The JO compiler, along with the HyperSpace plug-in, accomplishes that task. The file is first compressed and stored on the Web server, ready for transmission. When a user clicks on a hyperlink, the page is delivered to the browser just as it normally would, but with up to a 70% increase in speed.

While this technique would not work on Web pages with large amounts of graphics and little text, for those pages that utilize large amounts of text, it works very well. Consider the recent Net release of the Ken Starr report, at about 476,119 bytes. By compressing it with the HyperSpace data compression algorithms, you can get it down to 145,252 bytes. This is a savings of 70%, which speeds the delivery from two minutes 20 seconds down to a mere 40 seconds (at 28.8).

This beta release of HyperSpace is available for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 4+ browser, with Netscape, AOL and Mosaic versions available soon. A beta version of the JO compiler is also available now. For additional information, or to receive a copy of the beta program, send an e-mail to Info@remotecommunications.com with the subject "HyperSpace Data Compression BETA."