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On the Horizon

As you've seen, the ability to compress both static and dynamic content by more than 80 percent can be incorporated into all major web servers. Users are already seeing significant improvement in download speeds. Nowhere is this more evident than when searching the web. Those of us who use Google can see the accelerated response times.

Even though compression offers significant improvements, there is still much work to be done in the area of content acceleration. Delta encoding is a proposed extension to the HTTP 1.1 protocol (RFC 3229)[14] that will allow browsers to receive only content that has changed relative to other content on the page. Although companies are starting to embrace this technology, it has several limitations when delivering dynamic content, which by its very nature generates entirely new pages rather than smaller sections.

[14] Jeffrey C. Mogul et al., “Delta Encoding in HTTP,” RFC 3229 [online], (Reston, VA: The Internet Society, 2002), available from the Internet at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3229.txt.


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