Benefits of Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP


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Benefits of Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP

The Myth: Bloated Web Pages That Look Good on My LAN

Reality: Poorly Connected Clients

Reality: Overloaded Servers

The Solution: Content Negotiation


Client Response Times Are Sometimes Excessive

Network Bandwidth is the Server Bottleneck

How Content Negotiation Works

Apache Implementation: Type Maps

Apache Implementation: MultiViews

Client-Side Negotiation: Experimental Setup

SPAND: Shared Passive Network Performance Discovery

Client-side Negotiation: Results

Server-side Negotiation: Implementation

Server-Side Negotiation: Experimental Setup

Server-Side Dynamics

Server-Side Negotiation: Results


Author: Daedalus Group


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