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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: CGI output caching
Date Tue, 27 Jan 1998 00:00:15 GMT
On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, chris tacy wrote:

> i know of no-one who uses CGI to output static output of any sort in the so
> called real world. that's why we've got HTML i guess (Grin). the
> performance penalties of outputing static content using CGI just makes it a
> bad idea.

ok here's an example..

your content is not in HTML and you don't have the resource (disk space
say) to convert it all. If you cache the output of CGI (by whatever
means) then you can maintain a subset of the content as HTML.

I've been there and done just that.

Rob Hartill                              Internet Movie Database (Ltd)   .. a site for sore eyes.

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