XML and HTTP reverse proxies (was: Re: Announce: Prefs distribution thru XML-RPC)

John Tigue john.tigue at tigue.com
Sat Sep 25 02:05:40 BST 1999

Winer wrote:
| About whether or not static XML files would do, of course
| you could do a polling thing,
Let me repeat my earlier reference:
  For a discussion of reverse proxies see:
I am not aware that a reverse proxy setup requires polling. 
The idea of reverse proxies is sound and efficient. 

An HTTP/XML application can benefit greatly (in terms of
scalability) from a reverse proxy setup if the application's URL
sub-tree is architected so as to facilitate the use this
cost-effective, simple, generic technology. The design work
simply amounts to factoring the application's data (bits
of info that change at the same time are grouped together) into
HTTP entities (which just so happen to correspond to XML
external entities and/or complete documents) and then to provide
for those entities to be served up using HTTP message headers
which will enable the caches to do their thing.

John Tigue
john.tigue at tigue.com

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