Soft caching: web cache management techniques for images

  title={Soft caching: web cache management techniques for images},
  author={Antonio Ortega and Fabio Carignano and Serge Ayer and Martin Vetterli},
The vast majority of current Internet traffic is generated by web browsing applications. Proxy caching, which allows some of the most popular web objects to be cached at intermediate nodes within the network, has been shown to provide substantial performance improvements. In this paper we argue that image-specific caching strategies are desirable and will result in improved performance over approaches treating all objects alike. We propose that Soft Caching, where an image can be cached at one… CONTINUE READING
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