[Vit-discuss] Ruby-lang web server options.

John W. Long ng at johnwlong.com
Wed Sep 13 08:20:59 EDT 2006

Hugh Sasse wrote:
> I'm thinking that it might be useful to get timestamping turned on.
> I've read up a bit on things like this, a while back, and I couldn't
> actually figure out how to get apache to do this, or to add Etags
> which seems to be difficult on an NFS file system, IIRC, anyway.  It
> might also benefit the server if mod_gzip were available, (which it
> may be).  All of these features are intended to reduce bandwith by
> allowing the client to know that things haven't changed, except for
> mod_gzip which does it by means of compression.
> Anyway, if anyone has good recipes for getting this stuff working
> I'd be interested for our server.

If you'd like to write a plugin for Radiant that turns adds these 
headers I'm totally open to adding the functionality. I think you would 
need to do is add a couple of before and after filters to the 
SiteController. The Page object in Radiant does have a updated_at field.

John Long

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