Yeah I've read all of those in the past, I'm just wondering if there is a point at which splitting a large file makes sense to take advantage of parallel downloads like the last article mentions. It's tough because the #1 rule is to reduce HTTP requests, but if you have an 800K text file and that's all the user is downloading you would probably be better served to have them download two 400K text files so they can download them in parallel. This is obviously a very artificial situation, but I would expect that there is a size past which it makes sense to split a file.
true - and you've peaked my interest with this one. I unfortunately don't have an answer for you on this one. I've search a little bit to see if I can come up it but I have not found anything as of yet. I'll keep looking though.