Published 22nd April 2009
The developers at Digg have come up with an interesting way to speed up load times of high performance websites. They have taken the idea that reducing the number of HTTP requests per page speeds up website performance, and come up with a technique called MXHR (Multipart XMLHttpRequests). MXHR works by bundling files, sending them through a single request, then separating them for use once they head down the pipe.
There are two demo’s you can view at the moment (remembering this is still in alpha development). However the demo that handles images is particularly impressive. (IE doesn’t seem to play nice). Demo1, Demo2.
If you are interested you can find out more about MXHR and the DUI.Stream on Digg’s blog post.