Opera 4 0 Public Beta 3 Is Now Available
Posted on 15 Apr 2000
by Wolfgang Bromberger (wolf)
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Btw, Opera will also ship as the default browser for Psion PDAs in the future.
It supports XML! (moreabout XML from Opera)
From another release:
HTTP 1.1 is the name of the latest version and it is included in Opera 4.0.
doing more, doing it faster
It does more and it does it faster. This is great for web surfers and especially good for Opera users, because Opera 4.0 has HTTP 1.1.
prevents eavesdropping of passwords
This is an important step, increasing security on the web.
give me something faster
Opera with HTTP 1.1 is even faster.
HTTP 1.1 is faster because it allows persistent connections. Persistent connectionsbenefit networks and end-users.
HTTP 1.1 increases performance by allowing persistent connections; pipelining, caching, and IP address preservation.
Pipelining allows Opera to make multiple requests without waiting for an answer.
Basically it is the difference between calling someone multiple times asking for different items versus calling once with a list.
A list is obviously more efficient!
Chunking is the splitting up of documents. Once chunked the document can besent over a persistent connection through a pipeline.
Each chunk is a known length so by splitting up the document in chunks even documents that have no known length can be sent.
headers used for cache verification have been expanded
Information like how old a document is, how long before it should be refreshed, or if it should be checked every time.
HTTP 1.1 Under the Hood
Opera is serving you documents faster, and with HTTP 1.1 increasing the general efficiency of the Web.
It is relieving congestion and utilizing better methods of caching.
Additionally, it is providing a little extra security when sending your passwords. HTTP 1.1 is a great item to have under the hood in Opera 4.0."
Sounds great, doesn't it?
Feel free to disagree, but I think Opera did more for standards then MS and Netscaper/AOL together the last two years.