Precomputation of web documents

  • US 7,343,396 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2003
  • Issued: 03/11/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for improving the efficiency of document presentation, the method comprising:

  • precomputing dynamic content anticipated to be requested by a particular user computer from a content server;

    storing said precomputed dynamic content in a cache at a proxy server between said content server and said user computer;

    intercepting, at said proxy server, a request from said user computer to said content server for a document expected to include said dynamic content;

    determining a load on said content server, and prorating an amount of precomputation based upon said load;

    using said precomputed dynamic content in responding to said request from said user computer; and

    managing freshness of said precomputed dynamic content, said freshness determined by validity enforcement techniques.

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