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Evaluation of ESI and Class-Based Delta Encoding

Naaman, Mor and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Paepcke, Andreas (2003) Evaluation of ESI and Class-Based Delta Encoding. In: 8th International Workshop on Web Content Caching and Distribution (IWCW 2003), September 29 - October 1, 2003, Hawthorne, NY.




The portion of web traffic attributed to dynamic web content is substantial and continues to grow as users expect more personalization and tailored information. Unfortunately, dynamic content is costly to generate. Moreover, traditional web caching schemes are not very effective for dynamically-created pages. In this paper we study two acceleration techniques for dynamic content. The first technique is Edge-Side Includes (ESI), and the second is Class-Based Delta Encoding. To evaluate these schemes, we present a model for the construction of dynamic web pages. We use simulation to explore how system, page and algorithm parameters affect the performance of dynamic-content delivery techniques, and we present a detailed comparison of ESI and delta encoding in two representative scenarios.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper is a trimmed version of publication 2003-7, available at
Uncontrolled Keywords:web caching, edge delivery, esi, delta encoding
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ID Code:617
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Deposited On:01 Sep 2003 17:00
Last Modified:24 Dec 2008 10:39

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