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Re: decreased caching efficiency?
From: Patrick Greenwell <patrick () cybernothing org>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 09:45:04 -0700 (PDT)
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?