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Re: Static? Dynamic?

From: John Martin <jmartin@netapp.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 08:47:29 -0400 (EDT)
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To: mcmanus@appliedtheory.com, koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman)
Cc: connolly@w3.org, mcmanus@appliedtheory.com, roconnor@uwaterloo.ca, www-talk@w3.org, jigsaw@w3.org
At 08:36 AM 06/07/99 -0400, Patrick McManus wrote:
>I'm not sure what can be done to teach content providers the value of
>good expiry info. If they think of it at all, it's usually 'how do I
>force a cache to skip over me?'.. and it's definitely a thing that
>needs an economy of scale to be real worthwhile..

Exactly. The issue is not one of technology but of deployment.

>I suspect that it will come from pressure applied by access providers
>as they enforce cache policies more and more the ramifications will
>push content providers into thinking a little bit that way too.. the
>irony is that the benefits are just as big (if not bigger) for the
>content provider.

I couldn't agree more. But I'm not sure the situation is as bleak as you 
think since most of the information retrieved by the majority of users 
comes from a relatively small number of sites. Perhaps by persuading the 
big guys, demonstrating the improved QoS to their users, the smaller sites 
will follow.

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