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Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY

Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY

Posted Nov 19, 2009 1:05 UTC (Thu) by njs (guest, #40338)
In reply to: Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY by martinfick
Parent article: Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY

Ask them? :-) From skimming the docs, it looks like it's a combination of: 1) they may ask the client to tell them whether it's visited this site before in the request headers, and only enable server-push on initial page loads (obviously there are a lot of important details to be worked out here regarding what an "initial page load" is!), 2) the client tells the server how much free bandwidth it's willing to waste on such speculative activities, and the server uses that to throttle the amount of possibly-redundant pushing.

But I didn't see a lot of detail; this seems to be an early still-to-be-fleshed-out draft.

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Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY

Posted Nov 20, 2009 20:37 UTC (Fri) by pphaneuf (subscriber, #23480) [Link]

I think that functionality is optional, and is indeed something that a web site developer would have to take into account. But for the rest, SPDY looks like it's just something that would make your site faster if both the client and the server support it, sounds like a win to me.

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