Re: HTML+ Addition (Henning G. Schulzrinne)
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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 93 13:54:16 EDT
From: (Henning G. Schulzrinne)
Subject: Re: HTML+ Addition
> From: (Lou Montulli)
> I think the best way to solve this problem is not to package all of
> the images into one file so that a single get can receive all the
> images.  A good solution would be to extend HTTP so that multiple
> gets can be done with a single connection.  That would give the
> same effect as imgpkg but wouln't entail all of the extra overhead
> of packing and unpacking.
> (This was Marc's idea first, I'm just copying him :)
Another idea is prefetching (probably requires about the same support):
Have the server return more than was asked of it, since the server
'knows' that the next request is going to be another small inlined image.
The client would cache the 'extra' data. This can clearly lead to
some problems; maybe the client should indicate something like "don't
send me more than 20 kB of prefetch stuff". This would make clients
very responsive after a slightly longer startup phase. 

Henning Schulzrinne (
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