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EP 5.0 Content - Initial Download optimization

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Does anyone have any suggestions for reducing the amount of "common code" that is downloaded each time the portal is accessed? The stylesheet files and the "controls_XXX.js" files significantly impact loading on a "slow" line. We've considered removing some unnecessary code from these files, but we are concerned that will inadvertantly cause display issues. Any one have any good approaches.

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For 6.0 we've turned on http compression for .js and .css in the SAP J2EE engine and this reduce the size of the files in a ration between 0.1 and 0.2 (ie. between 5 and 10 times smaller). Of course there is a small overhead for the compression/decompression on server and client.

There are some small problems with compression on js files(due to bugs in IE and netscape), but we haven't discovered any on the portal.