Hannes Persson; Christian Toft MCS-2004:07, pp. 10. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2004.
This paper is an all-embracing introduction to
HTTP performance, which encompasses all areas of
importance concerning application layer performance.
We highlight seven areas to consider before
implementing HTTP/1.1 in an embedded web server,
these were identified by a careful survey of previous
research. The highlighted topics are the new request
methods, persistent connections, chunked encoding,
byte- range operations, content negotiation, digest
authentication and caching, all new or improved
features in HTTP/1.1. We explore why the old design
rationale of HTTP/1.1 has become obsolete in an
embedded setting. We also suggest new guidelines
which are more suitable for an embedded web server.
Hannes Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Toft, email@example.com