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RE: New document on "Simple hit-metering for HTTP"

From: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 16:44:54 -0700
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To: "'http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com'" <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
>I'm confused.  Do you mean that you no longer report hits, or that you
>no longer only report hits?

only hits....i've never gotten a summary with "just hits"
>
>>They say "we have a large
>>international audience" or "we get 40% of our hits from browsers which
>>support Java".

>So my main question is: do you use cache busting to gather the 2)
>statistics, and would you stop using it if the hit count proposal is
>implemented?

>If not, then the hit counting proposal won't reduce cache busting
>much, and we would be better off with a headers-summary mechanism like
>you propose:
>
>how do you do an analysis on a logfile to see if caching would have
>affected the results?

perhaps the proposal should include such an analysis...

still...an incomplete demographics picture is ugly...and is useless in
the attempt
to obtain statistical significance
Received on Friday, 9 August 1996 16:47:47 EDT

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