HTTP Pipelining is an old optimization technique that’s been getting some renewed interest recently. I’ve written in the past about how pipelining is broadly used in Mobile, and recently Chrome & Firefox have been considering enabling it by default.
I set out to try and assess the value of pipelining for page load times, and surprisingly found it have very little effect. This result surprised me, so I dug deeper and looked at this data from multiple angles – the rest of this blog summarizes my research and findings.
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