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From Matt Sergeant <>
Subject Re: Netscape and document cache
Date Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:57:32 GMT
On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Robin Green wrote:

> Here are the C1 caching plans, folks. (This thread previously only existed 
> on cocoon-users, but I thought it was time to get moving and implement it.)
> BTW, I just remembered. I was wrong before - caching well-designed XSP pages 
> isn't always pointless. If an XSP page gets data from a database using GET 
> request parameters (not POST) the query string is included in the URL used 
> to index the cache (at least, in C1 it is), so each different combination of 
> query strings is stored separately in the cache. If some requests are made 
> very often this could be useful.
> So there's definitely a need for a cacheable setting in XSP pages. I'm going 
> to introduce this as a new tag - <xsp:cacheable/> which must appear, if at 
> all, under <xsp:structure>. For now it will just be a presence/absence 
> thing. This will not necessarily be forward-compatible with C2.

I'm sorry, but I must very strongly disagree with this. Cocoon's caching
semantics are different to AxKit's, and we also wanted to enable XSP to
work outside of a web environment. Put cacheable in a logicsheeet. Please.


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