___/ On Fri 05 May 2006 03:07:58 BST, [ John Joseph Bachir ] wrote : \___
On Fri, 5 May 2006, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
While I don't know the WP cron system properly, it sounds as though
you suggest that each site pulls the feeds periodically. Wouldn't
that raise the load on the local server and the servers holding the
(remote) feeds significantly? All for a mere gain in terms of speed?
Some Web-based feed readers have the tendency to do this, but it's
It could be set to pull down the feeds only once or twice a day.
...Yet it comes to show the deficiency of caching. Check too frequently
and hog resources; check infrequently and present out-of-date information.
Frankly, I quite liked your idea of using <iframe> or <object> to isolate
feeds. The entry to the dashboard can otherwise become slow and very much
a 'necessary evil' to those of us who don't work around it. To say more,
in reference to another route down this thread, the proposed AJAX/JS
solution would hinder accessibility, so this seems like a relatively
poorer solution. A customisable dashboard (/a la/ Widgets) seems like an
optimal solution to me (just my humble opinion).
As to other ideas: data prefetching for feeds, use of stylehseet to alter
the order/flow of content and thus the order in which file requests are
made in most Web browsers. There are several such subtle optimisation
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