Browser Caching of Includes & Pages with via URL Case-Sensitivity

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 02/19/2005 at 12:49 PM


Notes Developer Tips
CSS (StyleSheets), JavaScript

Browsers cache documents. You can affect the caching via the HTTP cache meta tag.
The page index.html and the page Index.html are two different pages on a UNIX box. Therefore, they are two different pages to the browser, too.

The same is true for included style-sheets, and other objects within URL / HREF tags within the source HTML of the page. In other words, the stylesheet and/or JavaScript code you load within a HTML document, even from a Windows server, will be treated as different stylesheet files if you vary your spelling within those HREF tags.

This can cause a performance issue on busy servers. Verify that your case is correct.

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