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Making HTTP Pipelining Usable on the Open Web

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Author Mark Nottingham
Last updated 2011-03-13 (Latest revision 2010-08-10)
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Pipelining was added to HTTP/1.1 as a means of improving the performance of persistent connections in common cases. While it is deployed in some limited circumstances, it is not widely used by clients on the open Internet. This memo suggests some measures designed to make it more possible for clients to reliably and safely use HTTP pipelining in these situations.


Mark Nottingham

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