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Re: decreased caching efficiency?

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Thu Oct 19 12:58:54 2000

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000, Patrick Greenwell wrote:

> > 3. The website owner loses the demographics on where visitors are coming
> > from, and especially the number of unique visitors. (It's not helpful to
> > know that one cache engine visited, if that cache engine equated to
> > 10,000 visits in an hour).
> Hmmm... Anyone ever considered addressing this via some sort of log
> passing protocol or somesuch? 

.. has anyone considered the usefulness of a 1x1 gif coming off every
page on a site which had an expiry time of 0 whilst the rest of the
website has useful cache information? :-) Even a transparent gif ?
And in the <IMG SRC .. > tag you specify the width/height as being 1x1
so the page can be rendered whilst waiting for the gif ?


Adrian Chadd			"It was then that I knew that I wouldn't
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