[thelist] External javascript files and caching

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Sun Sep 9 18:11:42 CDT 2001

> If we put the code in external .js files, will the browser 
> cache the file or download it on each subsequent visit
> to a new page that contains the .js reference?

hi mark

it will look in the cache

works same as an image

the only situation where it might try to download is if the
urls are coded differently, even though they may be pointing 
to the same file

for example, the external file

  <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"

might point, ultimately, to the same external file as

  <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"

although i think the browsers actually resolve the url first
so even in these cases the cache copy would be used


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