Content Networking1. IntroductionThis document looks at the issues and technologies surrounding Internet and Intranet traffic.More and more organisations are relying upon web-enabled applications to deliver resources andContent to the end-user. Web-sites and Intranets are becoming more essential to organisationsso that not only is reliable data delivery very important, but also the user-experience of thatdelivery has to be of the highest quality.HTTP is typically used as the navigational protocol, which then leads to other protocols such asFTP and RTP being called into play. The HTTP protocol is specifically discussed in HTTP, so usethis for reference.2. IssuesA user who has to wait for too long for a page to load will more likely find some other site to visit.Studies have shown that a person will wait for a maximum of 5-6 seconds before giving up on apage loading.Another issue with web content is that it is continually changing and increasing in volume (anestimated 700 million on line by 2005!). The very nature of the web is such that users areencouraged to revisit regularly, that they can contribute and interact and this leads to a very fluidand flexible information base. The type of data varies too, from traditional text-based information,through to pictures, photographs, sounds, music and videos.