[webkit-help] response buffering

Xavier Noria fxn at hashref.com
Sat Jun 18 02:29:58 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Xavier Noria <fxn at hashref.com> wrote:

> I am investigating when does Safari fire requests for assets in
> ordinary HTML documents.
> After some tests using a simple HTML document with a CSS link in its
> head element, my conjecture is that Safari buffers 1024 bytes before
> issuing any request, rather than asking for the CSS when the node is
> fetched from the socket. Content-Type has a charset, so as far as I
> can tell content sniffing is not triggered (but I don't know how to
> verify that).
> Can anyone confirm or deny this please?

Nobody knows? Probing seems to suggest that, but I'd like to have an
authoritative confirmation to be certain.

I've seen also that the buffer for Safari in iPhone/iPad seems to be 512 bytes.

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