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RE: client side includes

From: Murray Macdonald <murray@mha.ca>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 11:39:51 -0800
Message-ID: <D00C91AAE6F2D311BAE1005004D16880380FB9@camel.mha.ca>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Jan Roland Eriksson [mailto:jrexon@newsguy.com] wrote:
The savings would be the time allocated for extra openings and
closings of HTTP connections, so...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is it not that what is supposed to be
solved by the concept of a "persistent connection" as per HTTP1.1 ?

Murray writes:
While it is true HTTP1.1 saves some time by not needing to continually reestablish connections, it remains true that UAs by default only have 5 or so connections open at a time.  Unless I am mistaken, even with HTTP1.1 a quantity of CSI files (images, objects, js includes, html includes) requires the time of multiple round trips.   Unless my math is weak, a page with 30 or so CSI files (not that unrealistic) would take a minimum time of seven round trips (One for the html file itself, and 30/5 = 6 for the CSI files.)  Imagine if it were only one.


Jan Roland Eriksson [mailto:jrexon@newsguy.com] wrote:
Why do we need to reinvent the wheel ?

Murray writes:
Because it is square!  It causes too much unrequired friction.

--Murray
Received on Sunday, 4 February 2001 14:37:58 GMT

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