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Re: HTTP-NG Server & Client Mechanisms

From: Darren New <dnew@yuan.fv.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 09:49:24 -0800 (PST)
To: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960221094727.521A-100000@yuan.fv.com>
On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, BearHeart / Bill Weinman wrote:
>    I'm confused. What does this have to do with client performance? 
>    What can a client do about some unknown piece of hardware between it 
> and its server? 

Well, for example, Netscape's browser (and others) opens multiple 
connections at once, progressively displays interlaced files, and so on. 
A client that keeps connections open between fetches will be faster than 
one that closes connections for each fetch. A client capable of using 
proxies might be faster than a client not capable of using proxies.

Of course, nothing you can do with a client is going to fix Sprintlink. :-)

 Darren New / Dir. of Custom Software Design / First Virtual Holdings Inc.
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