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From "William M. Perry" <wmpe...@aventail.com>
Subject Re: Piplined requests in HTTP/1.1
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:39:14 GMT
> "Bill Stoddard" <bill@wstoddard.com> writes:
>
> > >
> > > Yes, pipelined requests are really used.  They are a huge performance
win,
> > > because fewer packets are used for the same request.
> > >
> > Where have you seen them used?  Jeff says IE 5.? may use them.
>
> Actually, I would guess it was Opera from the client string...  They
> also included mozilla and IE 5 in the string:
>
> User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98) Opera 5.01
[en]
>
> This jives with what Roy said about Opera using a client library known
> to use pipelining.

Recent builds of mozilla also have an option to turn on pipelining of
requests.  Off by default for now, but they will eventually turn it on, when
they feel it is a little more stable / useful with the servers out there
now.

-bp


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