Http-Burst: Improving HTTP Efficiency in the Era of Bandwidth Hungry Web Applications

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), a key building block of the world wide web, has succeeded to enable information exchange worldwide. Since its first version in 1996, HTTP/1.0, the average number of inlined objects and average total bytes per webpage has been increasing significantly for desktops and mobiles, from 1-10 objects in 1996 to more than 100 objects in June 2014. Even if the retrieving of inlined objects can be parallelized as a given HyperText Markup Language (HTML) document is streamed, a maximum number of connections is allocated, and thus as the number of inlined objects increases, the overall webpage load duration grows, and the HTTP servers loading also gets higher.

Provided by: Cornell University Topic: Security Date Added: Jul 2015 Format: PDF

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