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Re: Http overhead

From: <dillon@hns.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 08:47:08 -0500
To: Patrik Carlsson <patrik.x.carlsson@era.ericsson.se>
cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <852569A7.004BE238.00@ngw2.hns.com>

     You have an HTTP response header (around 250 bytes) which goes
in its own segment and then all succeeding data is sent in TCP segments as a
stream of bytes.
No overhead other than the TCP/IP overhead.

     The latest standard (HTTP 1.1) has provisions for compression and "chunked"
which change this, but I haven't seen these used in any real-world situations

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