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To: KoRn

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but noticing massive improvements in browsing by enabling pipelining is probably mostly psychological. Pipelining has to be supported on the server side, and there are a great many servers out there that still haven't enabled pipelining. Even if that's in place, the only people likely to experience significant increases in performance are folks on high bandwidth, high latency connections, because all pipelining does is allow multiple requests to be in flight at once - on a low latency connection, the response time will be such that pipelining will make very little difference at all to the bottom line. Try it and see - get a stopwatch and time page loads with and without pipelining enabled, but make sure you clear the cache between runs ;)


220 posted on 12/13/2004 10:41:18 PM PST by general_re ("What's plausible to you is unimportant." - D'man)
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To: general_re
Err, lemme finish that thought. Anyway, time it on some common pages and see if it makes a difference - there are plenty of perverse cases where pipelining can make the browser slower, so it's not really as simple as "pipelining - yes" for most people. If it was that simple, why wouldn't it be enabled by default?
221 posted on 12/13/2004 10:56:05 PM PST by general_re ("What's plausible to you is unimportant." - D'man)
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To: general_re
" the only people likely to experience significant increases in performance are folks on high bandwidth"

Umm, Did you miss the part where it said this was for Broadband users only?

223 posted on 12/14/2004 4:59:25 AM PST by KoRn
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