[Mediawiki-l] Caching is making me crazy...

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Fri Feb 18 21:41:14 UTC 2005


Jan Steinman wrote:
> On 18 Feb 2005, at 13:20, Brion Vibber wrote:
>> Pages should expect to be rendered the same time every time they're
>> loaded unless something they explicitly pull in has changed (such as
>> template inclusions), and extensions should not break this model.
>
> I think that SEVERELY limits the usefulness of extensions, then!
>
> In effect, it makes MediaWiki the equivalent of static HMTL pages --
> except for the editing part.

Yes, well, that's rather the whole point of the exercise.

If you want to hack it to do something fundamentally different, you're
going to find yourself fighting the entire code model, including several
distinct caching levels based on it.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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