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Re: decreased caching efficiency?
At 09:45 10/19/00 -0700, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
This is something identified by Martin Hamilton in the IETF wrec working group's "Known Problems" document (draft-ietf-wrec-know-prob-02.txt) but which was identified as out of scope for the group. That said, the work being proposed in the content peering community (http://www.content-peering.org/) identifies a need for something similar. As Scott said, there's also RFC2227, though that doesn't appear to have much support.On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Daniel Senie wrote: > It might be worth thinking about the problem from the other end. From a > web site owner's perspective, caching is a major annoyance. Here are the > arguments you may encounter from a web site owner or web developer: > > 1. It interferes with content in many cases (web site visitors may see > cached pages instead of current content). I know cache products claim > this doesn't happen, but it has, and often. > > 2. The website owner loses information on how many visitors are coming > to the site. > > 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?