Report Number: CSL-TR-99-778
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Analysis of HTTP/1.1 Performance on a Wireless Network
Author: Cheng, Stephen
Author: Lai, Kevin
Author: Baker, Mary
Date: February 1999
Abstract: We compare the performance of HTTP/1.0 and 1.1 on a high latency, low bandwidth wireless network. HTTP/1.0 is known to have low throughput and consume excessive network and server resources on today's graphics-intensive web pages. A high latency, low bandwidth network only magnifies these HTTP/1.1 was developed to remedy these problems. We show that on a Ricochet wireless network, HTTP/1.1 doubles throughput over HTTP/1.0 and decreases the number of packets sent by 60%.