Actually this isn't completely true; my mod won't cache pages that guests are able to manipulate; i.e - if guests can post or reply within a forum then the pages of that forum are not cached at all by my mod.Kot Matroskin wrote:Your mod looks very useful... but I have one significant objection regarding to -- I'd like to get guests ability to post messages on my forum. So, your mod required to switch off this ability (or says every user "don't worry, you'll see your message after cache expiration time" ).
This is why I recommend minimising the number of forums on a board that allow guests to post messages, as it reduces the effectiveness of the mod. I'm considering adding an option that forces the mod to ignore these checks (and thus cache everything regardless), which would have the drawback you mentioned, but currently it won't do anything to content that would behave strangely if cached.
Our mods definitely achieve somewhat different results; yours should reduce server load per guest page-view for all guest user page-views, while mine can potentially save even more server load but has a more restricted set of conditions under which it will do so. When it does work it removes the need to query the server at all, however it has a lot more conditions required in order to do so (has to be a cache somewhere between the user(s) and the forum, has to be a page suitable for HTTP caching etc.).