SOME POINTS AFFECTING WEB PERFORMANCE

Christophe Deleuze

Abstract

Despite continuously growing network and server capacity, web performance is still often bad. Changes in version 1.1 of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) have brought solutions to some of the performance problems, but daily experience shows that problems remain. In this work, we examine some characteristics of a number of popular web pages and try to get insights about what could be made to enhance overall web performance. We find that most web pages have very large numbers of small objects, something HTTP doesn’t handle very well, and that style-sheets were expected to avoid. Moreover, half of the sites we examined do not support HTTP enhancements such as persistent connections and request pipelining. Finally, most sites embed objects from multiple (and often at lot of) different hosts.

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in Harvard Style

Deleuze C. (2006). SOME POINTS AFFECTING WEB PERFORMANCE . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-46-7, pages 242-245. DOI: 10.5220/0001246102420245


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist06,
author={Christophe Deleuze},
title={SOME POINTS AFFECTING WEB PERFORMANCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={242-245},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001246102420245},
isbn={978-972-8865-46-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - SOME POINTS AFFECTING WEB PERFORMANCE
SN - 978-972-8865-46-7
AU - Deleuze C.
PY - 2006
SP - 242
EP - 245
DO - 10.5220/0001246102420245