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Type Of Service value in the Internet Protocol used with HTTP

From: Pawel S <unixbird@yahoo.se>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:09:59 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <20050316180959.80089.qmail@web26610.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org

I couldn't find any information on the use of the TOS value with HTTP. I
don't know if any of the major web-server vendors are using it, so I have
a suggestion to the HyperText Transfer Protocol.

The TOS value should be set to Minimize-Delay for every object (be that
an image file in a <IMG> tag or a plugin or java-applet in a <OBJECT> or
<EMBED> tag) on the HTML page. For any other file the TOS value could be
set to Maximize-Throughput or nothing. HTML-pages are GUIs so why not let
them have higher priority over bulk traffic.

With regards
Pawel S
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2005 05:25:13 UTC

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