What is Cache Control?

Posted: November 16th, 2009

What is Cache Control? Cache control is not to be confused directly with caching itself, which is generally a special high-speed storage mechanism that can be either a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. Cache control is also different from caching in ASP.NET or PHP Web development technologies that focus […]

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Spend Your Cache Wisely

Posted: November 16th, 2009

Spend Your Cache Wisely Understanding Caching and Cache Control Cache, not to be confused with “cash”, isn’t something to be spent down at the local market or every time someone loads your page for that matter. Effective cache control involves managing the freshness and frequency of your page loads. The basic idea behind caching is […]

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Request Reduction – The Cool, but Clunky Method

Posted: April 24th, 2009

Yesterday we saw an interesting effort from Digg to address the problem of multiple requests and its effect on page speed. Recently there has been growing interest in various schemes for request bundling. For example, a way to use data URIs in most browsers was shown here: http://www.hedgerwow.com/360/dhtml/base64-image/code.txt. It is ugly, but mostly works. In […]

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