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Re: HTTP: T-T-T-Talking about MIME Generation

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 94 16:31:42 GMT
Message-Id: <9412161631.AA22073@dragget.hpl.hp.com>
To: john@math.nwu.edu
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I concluded from Spero's postings that
> nothing currently proposed including MGET, hold-open, or even HTTP-NG
> would improve (or even match?) the user's perceived performance
> currently given by Netscape.  By this I mean the ellapsed time until
> the user can start reading *all the text* and the ellapsed time until
> the user can jump to a new link.

HTTPng will win over the multiple connections used by Netscape, as the
latter lead to congestion problems, since the connections don't share
congestion info. In addition, using a single connection gets around the
slow start problem leading to better peformance. It will also be much
nicer to servers!

Simon explained all this in his notes.
 Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> tel: +44 272 228046 fax: +44 272 228003
  Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Filton Road, Bristol BS12 6QZ, United Kingdom
Received on Friday, 16 December 1994 08:41:48 UTC

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