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RE: JW8: results cacheable?

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 17:02:26 -0700
To: "'DASL'" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>

> The client can cache results or not. On a readonly document
> space, cacheing would usually be a good idea. On a
> space that is updated on line, maybe it wouldn't be such
> a good idea. A conservative client wouldn't cache, but I don't
> want to require that.

Well, right now a client can't cache results, since return of an entity tag
is not required  for DASL search requests.  I think DASL should not return
an entity tag with search responses -- I really can't see search caching
being much of a benefit. Since a search will span multiple resources, the
likelihood of a search result being the same the second time for the same
client seems low.  But, I have no experience with search caching.  What are
typical hit rates for search caching anyway?

- Jim
Received on Thursday, 24 June 1999 20:03:25 UTC

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