[kwlug-disc] Linux winning over coprorate sites

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Wed Apr 14 16:51:02 EDT 2010

----- "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> FWIW, I'm finding more and more sites simply use https only. Not 
> really sure why, but that's been my observation. My speculation is 
> that users just know everything is 'safe', rather than having to watch
> things go back and forth between http and https. (This is a real bear
> with Rogers as an ISP, as every such page is so much slower.)

Caching is an issue with HTTPS. I don't know about now, but in the past HTTPS objects were not cached. That included images, css files, etc. It seems that's changed a little though.

John Van Ostrand 
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