On Thu, 1999-08-19 23:56:53 +0200, Carsten H. Pedersen wrote:
> One major reason, besides ease of maintainability, that made me decide
> on the file system solution for web sites was caching. If you serve up
> images dynamically, you force the browser to re-request an image each
> time it is needed. If instead you provide the browser with the complete
> URL of the image, it will only download the image if it is not already
> in cache.
What you wrote seems to be a widely spread statement, but nonetheless
it's not true.
It's really a pity that so few seem to understand, how easy it is to
enable proper caching for dynamically created content, too ... :(
One just has to provide the HTTP headers "Last-Modified:" and/or
"Expires:" with suitable dates, and maybe take care of the URL not
looking alike a CGI script (because some proxies disable caching just
because of that). But that's it!
So actually caching has not to be a problem.
Martin Ramsch <m.ramsch@stripped> <URL: http://home.pages.de/~ramsch/ >
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