RE: A More Aggressive Approach to Caching

From: Michael Podhorodecki <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 12:23:48 +1100

At 15:49 17/12/96 -0800, James Gwertzman wrote:
> Sites like,
>that are currently sending down expires=date on apparently static pages,
>are most likely simply staging in their roll-out of more personalized
>information. The first step is to get the site running from interpreted
>scripts instead of static HTML (the .asp moniker at the end of the URL),
>and then dynamic elements can be introduced over time. Most sites need to
>first evaluate the performance hit of running from interpreted code before
>they completely commit to running everything dynamic.

This is clearly unacceptable behavior, similar to email mass mailing or
USENET spams, or intentionally dumping industrial waste into the sewage
system until the treatment plant gets fixed. The difference is that there
are laws against the latter whether intentional or not.

By all means evaluate the performance penalty on your systems but do so
without polluting the environment for the rest of us.

And how fast is from this side of the Pacific: slow, very
very slow.

Received on Tue Dec 17 1996 - 17:32:27 MST

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