>With its persistent connections, HTTP 1.1 will reduce the sending of
>that open and close Internet connections for each of the many items found
>Web pages. One estimate sent to me had this improvement alone, when widely
>implemented, more than doubling Web performance. Hurray!"
The gain using HTTP/1.1 in a clever way can go from a factor of 2 to 10
depending on the operation _when_competing_ with HTTP/1.0. The overall
effect on the Internet when widely deployed is non-linear and may be much
Read the paper now submitted to SIGCOMM 97 at
Comments are welcome!
-- Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, <firstname.lastname@example.org> World Wide Web Consortium, MIT/LCS NE43-346 545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139, USA