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Re: http+srv worth its own URI scheme? (ISSUE-49 schemeProtocols-49)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:47:35 -0600
To: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1235501255.7466.5689.camel@pav.lan>
On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 11:39 -0700, Cullen Jennings wrote:
> On Feb 24, 2009, at 9:06 AM, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
[...]
> > Does this slow down HTTP operations at all?
> > (What is the effect on the economy of slowing down an HTTP lookup by  
> > each nanosecond?)
> Uh, not much, otherwise people would get rid of DNS for redirections  
> that did not need and just use IP addresses for stuff that needs to be  
> fast or encode the http/html in a way that was smaller and faster to  
> parse.

People *do* take steps to improve DNS performance... enough people
that   http://www.opendns.com/ seems to be a viable business:

"OpenDNS is used today by millions of users and organizations
around the world."
 -- http://www.opendns.com/about/announcements/123/

I think the performance and economics questions are important here,
and I'm interested in any data you have (or anyone else has) to back
up intuitions about what's important and relevant.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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