Systems and method of using HTTP head command for prefetching

  • US 7,809,818 B2
  • Filed: 03/12/2007
  • Issued: 10/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for determining by a device whether to prefetch an object identified from a page by fetching header information of the object from a remote object server, the method comprising:

  • a. receiving, by a device, a page including an identifier of an object;

    b. transmitting, by the device, a request generated by the device to obtain header information of the object from a remote object server;

    c. receiving, by the device, in response to the generated request, header information for the object; and

    d. determining, by the device, responsive to the received header information whether to prefetch the object from the remote object server.

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