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

Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
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.

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