jacqui.caren at ntlworld.com
Tue Feb 7 13:45:16 GMT 2006
Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> One more thing... For feeds, it's generally a better idea to write to a
> file and then just let Apache serve the file. This is because Apache
> knows how to do stuff like If-Modified-Since, ETags, gzip encoding and
> the rest, which can bring large bandwidth savings. Otherwise you have
> to implement it all yourself, which is boring and wasteful.
A lot of this (not all) in Apache 2 is available to CGI and MP2.
Ignoring this, you are right that low (relatively static) data should be
If nothing else, If-Modified-Since is a major plus that is usually a
bugger (and often a waste of time) to implement dynamically.
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