Pipelineing

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  1. PeterJMelb

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    Is pipelineing possible in Safari in iPad mini2 or any iPad?
    If possible how is it enabled?
    Has anyone had experience using it?
     
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    Hi Peter - I will not be of much help, but for others reading your post, an explanation may help. First, I'm assuming you're referring to HTTP Pipelining (quote below from the link). Second, a diagram showing how this process can speed up browsing connections. Looking in System Preferences -> Safari, I see no settings that addresses this option. Maybe others w/ a deeper understanding of HTTP and its implementations in iOS will respond. If this is not your intended topic, then please explain better since 'pipelining' is also a computer programming manipulation. Dave :)

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  3. PeterJMelb

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    Hi Dave.
    Thanks for the reply.
    The pipelineing you show in your reply is what I am asking about.
    Really my question is does it actually do anything for average users.
    I believe it could help people with "long" ping type connections.
     
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    Thanks Peter for the clarification - I understand what you're suggesting but really have little more to offer - BUT, I hope someone will reply w/ a deeper knowledge of this area. Dave :)
     
  5. PeterJMelb

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    Hi Dave.
    I know of a person who has Firefox on his PC and all he had to do was enable "Pipelineing".
    I have the feeling however that Safari in IPad is not likely to to be enabled.
    Perhaps I should try to contact Safari directly.
     
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    Safari is Apple's default browser on the iPad. There is nothing you can do with it to enable pipelining. I haven't heard of any browser for iOS that can pipeline, though I don't know of any reason why it would be impossible.

    This is what Wikipedia has to say about browser supporet for pipelining. Hold in mind that this appears to be about desktop browsers. I very much doubt any of the iOS versions of these browsers support the protocol.

    Here is the link to the Wikipedia article for further reading. It looks like even if the browser supports pipelining, it will do nothing unless the host server also has it enabled. In this day, where slower high latency connections are less of an issue, I suspect most servers no longer bother to enable it; though given the ease of enabling it (according to the article) I could be wrong about that.

    HTTP pipelining - Wikipedia

    Edit: I see this is the same article that giradman pulled his quote from; so I'm being somewhat redundant here.
     
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    Oh, no. You will never be redundant. I was waiting for you come up with the correct answer!
     
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    Not this time. I'd never heard of pipelining until this thread, so I'm just searching and reading like everyone else.
     
  9. PeterJMelb

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    Hi Dave.
    Everything points to Safari not supporting pipelining.
    You are correct when you say short ping time helps make it redundant.
    However although I have good ping times, I also often use VPN.
    And you will know that VPN kills good ping times, with the actual figure varying hughly depending on where the VPN is located.
    So I would liked to have given pipelining a try.
    Alas it's not going to happen for me.
    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    Hi T Poet.
    Same for me, not heard of it until recently.
    In my searches I have seen references to it back in 2008.
    Seems that in those days it was prone to crashing often.
     

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