I’m running a gtmetrix.com report against my site. I get an F(41) for gzip compression. I don’t own the two problem files mentioned for this penality.
I can understand being penalized since I’m calling these files. But if I want to use Mailchimp and the JS file, does that mean I will always be penalized since there isn’t a way around these issues.
It’s likely my site would go from 85% (B) to an A if I could resolve the above two issues.
I did try moving the mailchimp file to Amazon S3 and enabling gzip. But for some reason, the browser is unable to GET the file with gzip enabled:
(from Google Chrome developer tools)
Any ideas why that happens with gzip?
You can’t just go and change the configuration of someone else’s server. So unless MailChimp decides to start gzipping these files, there’s nothing you can do but complain to them until they do.
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