Re: Holding connections open: an immodest proposal

Karl Auerbach, cavebear Tools and Technologies, 408/427-5280 (
Wed, 14 Sep 94 07:53:08 PDT

> 1) Loading all data segments associated with an object (eg html + inline images)

> 1 is solved best through use of MIME multipart type. The browser does a request
> and gets back the complete object as a single document, inline images and all.
> This is currently being added to the library but slowly :-(

The problem with this is when there is a cache in the middle that
already has the inline images.

Indeed, I find that with caching hold-time parameters, the main
document is often timed out while the inlines remain in the cache

Given that by my measurements, inlines outnumber base documents on
about a 6 or 8 to 1 ratio, a loss of cache effectiveness for
inlines would significnatly harm overall performance.