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Re: lynx-dev Why doesn't lynx cache HTML source?

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Why doesn't lynx cache HTML source?
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 13:37:27 +0300 (MSK)

BL wrote:
>   Con:

>     - duplicates functionality which is already provided by other
>       programs, i.e. web caches such as Squid -- programs which are
>       dedicated to caching functionality and thus can be expected to do
>       it better than Lynx could hope to

There is a special case I run into: certain documents or hosts set
"no-cache" or "expire=...1970" directive and the document doesn't cached
by squid. So for theese documents I see re-downloading over the working proxy
when I press any key below.

>   Pro:

>     - greatly speed operations which require a re-parse, including '\'
>       view-source, '^V' other-DTD, '*' image-URLs, '"' soft-dquotes, '`'
>       and "'" comment-parsing, '[' pseudo-alts, '@' raw-mode, and
>       changes in assumed document character set.

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