A Framework for Consistent, Replicated Web Objects

A.-M. Kermarrec, I. Kuz, M. van Steen, A.S. Tanenbaum

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Despite the extensive use of caching techniques, the Web is overloaded. While the caching techniques currently used help some, it would be better to use different caching and replication strategies for different Web pages, depending on their characteristics. We propose a framework in which such strategies can be devised independently per Web document. A Web document is constructed as a worldwide, scalable distributed Web object. Depending on the coherence requirements for that document, the most appropriate caching or replication strategy can subsequently be implemented and encapsulated by the Web object. Coherence requirements are formulated from two different perspectives: that of the Web object, and that of clients using the Web object. We have developed a prototype in Java to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing different strategies for different Web objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8292-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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