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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 21:17:07 +0300 (MSK)

10-Nov-98 08:25 David Combs wrote:
>>     - caching rules are very difficult to get right

> ie, "has the page changed since I last downloaded it".  At least for
> MY browsing, 99% of the time I don't care what's changed in the last
> TWO MINUTES or so.
When you have a long enough lynx session you will care.
Some people like starting lynx for _days_ from a separate window.

>>     - would add code, increasing the size of Lynx source and binary

> Come now.  EVERY improvement (almost) adds to size of source and binary,
> but you don't find too many of us complaining.  Most anyone using
> LYNX instead of M$ or n-scrape are using for THREE reasons: SPEED, SPEED,
> and SPEED.  Many are administrators (system) and have SO MUCH WORK to
> do in their 15-hour days, that they'll do most ANYTHING to save 5 seconds
> here, 3 seconds there -- when they do that operation 1000 times per day.
I might hardly imagine a person saving 5 second but reading huge lynx-dev
in his spare time.  The requested internal caching just make lynx
a little less annoying in certain situations, this will supersedes

> Hey, I am using lynx as a USER, on an ISP over which I have NO control
choose another ISP

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