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InternetWire: Zope Corporation Announces Open Source ESI Implementation

Oct 31, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"ESI (Edge Side Includes – www.esi.org) is an important markup language used to define web page fragments for dynamic assembly and delivery, improving the user experience of web applications. The protocol was pioneered by Akamai and is endorsed by Oracle, BEA Systems, Digital Island, IBM, Interwoven, Vignette and others. Applications that support ESI typically require less hardware and bandwidth to serve significantly greater amounts of users and hits with greater performance.

"Zope Corporation contracted with the core development team of the Open Source Squid Web Proxy Caching Server to add ESI support, which they knew would yield dramatic ROI. Squid brings the benefits of ESI to the Open Source world, as well as enabling companies to deploy ESI entirely within their own networks.

"An upcoming version of Zope will fully support the automatic generation of ESI directives to take advantage of Squid's capability. By selecting Squid as the deployment engine for ESI delivery, Zope Corporation has made ESI available to every other web publishing system capable of supporting ESI directives, with no cost involved..."

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