[wp-hackers] Dashboard performance
r at schestowitz.com
Fri May 5 02:30:01 GMT 2006
___/ On Fri 05 May 2006 03:07:58 BST, [ John Joseph Bachir ] wrote : \___
> On Fri, 5 May 2006, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> While I don't know the WP cron system properly, it sounds as though
>> you suggest that each site pulls the feeds periodically. Wouldn't
>> that raise the load on the local server and the servers holding the
>> (remote) feeds significantly? All for a mere gain in terms of speed?
>> Some Web-based feed readers have the tendency to do this, but it's
> It could be set to pull down the feeds only once or twice a day.
...Yet it comes to show the deficiency of caching. Check too frequently
and hog resources; check infrequently and present out-of-date information.
Frankly, I quite liked your idea of using <iframe> or <object> to isolate
feeds. The entry to the dashboard can otherwise become slow and very much
a 'necessary evil' to those of us who don't work around it. To say more,
in reference to another route down this thread, the proposed AJAX/JS
solution would hinder accessibility, so this seems like a relatively
poorer solution. A customisable dashboard (/a la/ Widgets) seems like an
optimal solution to me (just my humble opinion).
As to other ideas: data prefetching for feeds, use of stylehseet to alter
the order/flow of content and thus the order in which file requests are
made in most Web browsers. There are several such subtle optimisation
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