Why IE is sometimes faster – i …

Why IE is sometimes faster – it doesn’t follow the usual TCP/IP rules. This kind of sounds like persistent connections to me, and Apache supports that. When a client makes a HTTP1.1 request to an appropriately configured Apache or many other brand HTTP server, the server sends data and can then half-shutdown the connection to the client. That means that subsequent requests go through faster. This might be what he discovered but I could be wrong!

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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