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Re: draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade reissued

From: Rohit Khare <rohit@uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 09:48:14 -0700
Message-Id: <v04205530b53759359c84@[]>
To: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>, IETF HTTP List <http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <jpierre@netscape.com>
>Bala Krishnamurthy's PRO-COW compliance survey can tell you about 
>the smaller fraction that don't support any form of keep-alive.

To be sure, the blame is also on Martin Arlitt's shoulders :-)


>PRO-COW: Protocol Compliance on the Web
>Krishnamurthy, Balachander; Arlitt, Martin
>Keyword(s): HTTP/1.1; protocol; World Wide Web; compliancy
>Abstract: With the recent (draft) standardization of the HTTP/1.1 
>protocol on the Web, it is natural to ask what percentage of popular 
>Web sites speak HTTP/1.1 and how compliant are these so-called 
>HTTP/1.1 servers. We attempt to answer these questions through a 
>series of experiments based on the protocol standard. The tests are 
>run on a comprehensive list of popular Web sites to which a good 
>fraction of the Web traffic is directed. Our experiments were 
>conducted on a global extensible testing infrastructures that we 
>built to answer the above questions. The same infrastructure will be 
>used to answer questions like the percentage of the traffic flow 
>that is end-to-end HTTP/1.1 protocol compliancy and the subset of 
>features actually available to end users.
>23 Pages

The bottom line is that two thirds or more of public Web servers 
already support persistent connections.

Rohit Khare
Received on Thursday, 4 May 2000 18:11:30 UTC

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