Re: TECH Survey comments

Kevin Goldsmith (
Wed, 3 Aug 1994 11:11:21 -0700 (PDT)

> Linas writes:
> >To me, this proposal seems overly complex. I'd rather see a solution
> >that benefits all URL's, rather than just 3D URL's. That is, have some
> >scheme where somehow local servers could serve up popular URL's by serving
> >up a local copy, instead of going over the net. Don't know if anyone
> >is working on this.

We are getting off the topic, but, hey. I don't think that would work
very well, mostly because most html (and probably vrml) documents change
quite often. I sometimes update mine several times in a day. If my
server which was caching documents had to query the cached documents
every time to see if they had changed, I don't think that there would be
a great increase overall in speed. This makes more sense with caching
images and sounds which can take a long time to download.