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Implementing support for HTTP conditional GET for the forum


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Markus

Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

20 August 2007 at 10:12pm

Edited: 20/08/2007 10:13pm

I'm currently implementing support for conditional GETs for forums' RSS feeds. That means that we save bandwidth and a subscriber doesn't miss any item (up to a max. number of items that we return).

If anyone else is working on something similar tell me!

Some readings:
* [url=http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2002/10/21/http_conditional_get_for_rss_hackers]HTTP Conditional Get for RSS Hackers[/url]
* [url=http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html]HTTP/1.1 Header Field Definitions[/url]
* [url=http://www.petefreitag.com/item/642.cfm]8 Ways to Save Bandwidth on your RSS Feed[/url]
* [url=http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs]Caching Tutorial[/url]

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Markus

Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

21 August 2007 at 9:00pm

OK, it's implemented now (r40624).

This feature could help to reduce the needed bandwidth by the RSS feeds by approx. 90% (every post is transfered only once)... so check it out :-)

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Tim

Core Development Team, 201 Posts

22 August 2007 at 11:12am

Good work :-)

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Markus

Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

22 August 2007 at 9:22pm

Thanks!

Would be nice if you put this on your site so that I don't miss posts every night (> 10 posts over night and some are missed) :-)