Web Caching

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References and Further Information

HTTP 1.1 Specification

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/
The HTTP 1.1 spec has many extensions for making pages cacheable, and is the authoritative guide to implementing the protocol. See sections 13, 14.9, 14.21, and 14.25.

Web Caching Overview

http://www.web-caching.com/
An excellent introduction to caching concepts, with links to other online resources.

Cache Now! Campaign

http://vancouver-webpages.com/CacheNow/
Cache Now! is a campaign to raise awareness of caching, from all perspectives.

On Interpreting Access Statistics

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/docs/stats/
Jeff Goldberg's informative paper on why you shouldn't rely on access statistics and hit counters.

Cacheability Engine

http://www.mnot.net/cacheability/
Examines Web pages to determine how they will interact with Web caches, the Engine is a good debugging tool, and a companion to this tutorial.

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