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How to Really Speed up Web Serving (and Plone) For Your iPhone Readers

Dec 15, 2008, 10:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rudd-O)

[ Thanks to Rudd-O for this link. ]

"These orders, in practice, mean that, when your browser opens its four connections de rigueur to fetch the objects on your page, they go out in a flash directly from the proxy cache, and pipelined, to boot. As if this wasn't enough, intermediate proxies such as your ISPs will cache the content until it "expires", making those accesses blindingly fast for people using the same ISP. The negative effects of latency are thus minimized greatly.

"Now, normally, desktop browsers would cache content anyway, despite the absence of this header. But keep in mind that the iPhone won't. So this HTTP response header is really important."

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