The user perceived latency of displaying the Internet pages is one of key factors in his/her assessment of the network. There are many factor that have influence upon the latency. The aim of the paper is to measure the extent of their impact. There are no comprehensive theoretical models to identify such factors. Therefore an experiment was conducted. During the experiment the latency of variety of web pages was measured. The analysis of its results indicates that many popular assumptions are not justified.


Internet browser latency proxy servers cacheability prefetching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Siemiński
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  1. 1.Institute for Applied Informatics, Technical University of Wrocław, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 53-370 WrocławPoland

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