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External JS files
...are they cached?

 11:38 am on Jan 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does anybody know whether browsers do cache external .js files?

I'm guessing not, but I don't really have any idea. If they did then it could mean a massive improvement in loading times for my pages.



 11:57 am on Jan 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just to prove how quick and efficient WMW is, I'm going to partly answer my question minutes after posting it ;)

I've found out that IE definitely caches the .js file, and that other browsers do as well, so my next question is this: has anybody experienced any problems with caching, external files calls etc?

I have to know 100% that this will work before I suggest changing anything on our site. Cheers guys.


 4:12 pm on Jan 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

>100% that this will work

Here's your money-back guarantee -it works great. I've been using it for over a year now. About the only concerns are A) Some surf with javascript off. That's not much of a concern unless your site is geek-heavy. On a travel page I have, out of 263,377 uniques in the last 7 months, 258,803 (98.26%) were java-enabled according to extreme-dm. B) Navigation links injected by .js will not be crawled.

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