I'm in need for a way to pre-cache lots of data on a client PC in a simple browser. When cached, the content will be displayed in the same browser. Because the internet connection available will not be the fastest on the planet, we need to precache de data.
Things that are relevant:
- Size of a single file may be up to 20megs
- Size of all files may be 500mb (probably less, but this size may occur.
- Amount of files will be about 200-300
- after some time some files will no longer be used (and probably be cleared from the cache automaticly).
- client PC is under COMPLETE CONTROL, we can do with them what we want. for instance, the cache size will be increased dramaticly.
- No stupid users involved (there is no keyboard on the pc, yes, really!)
- files may be images, movies, powerpoint presentations, flash-content, html-files.
- browser will not be doing anything else but displaying content from this server.
- What is the best way to cache this data in the browsers cache?
- How would I cache a moviefile? without starting the player.
- How would I cache a ppt-file? without starting to display it.
- Will the browser hold that much data; even when we increase the cache limit? (we may have to test this ourselves).
- Can we clear the cache from within a webpage? (remember: complete control of the browser).
I allready managed to cache a big set of images using a simple html-page with several img-tags on it. I'm not sure yet what to do with the movies and other files.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
[edited by: tedster at 5:48 pm (utc) on Feb. 27, 2006]
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