[dns-operations] Behavior of browsers with absolute HTML links (Was: compressing DNS traffic data
carlos at lacnic.net
Mon Dec 13 20:06:32 UTC 2010
> > Is that specific to web browswers, or are all applications expected to
> > maintain some sort of cache of responses?
Actually, I would say that this falls within the realm of the operating
system. Applications issue socket-related calls and shouldn't worry
about things like name resolution. Unless either the OSes are not
keeping adequate response caches or applications are trying to outsmart
the OS doing some funky network operations on their own, it should work
the way we expect it to.
So yes, it's kind of an interesting question to see what is going on.
Maybe the original poster can get back to us with more detailed results.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:
> Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>> What is the behaviour of a Web browser when there are several
>>> *asbolute* links with the same "prefix"? I would have assume that two
>>> links <http://www.example.org/foo.html> and
>>> <http://www.example.org/bar.html> create only one DNS request?
>> That would certainly be the expected behaviour. Otherwise, they are
>> doing something wrong.
> Is that specific to web browswers, or are all applications expected to
> maintain some sort of cache of responses?
> rick jones
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