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How can I prevent a .gif from downloading on every reference?

I have an animated .gif on my website. It is about 36k. I want this on
every page in my site, but it appears that it downloads every time a user
loads a page. This will kill dial up users. Shouldn't I.E. pull this from
Cache if it's there? Is there a way for me to set this image to not download
on every page, but instead, use if from Temporary Internet Files on the users
Cache?

Thanks
Nov 17 '05 #1
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Cache settings are dependent on the persons IE settings. A person can
disable cache if they want.

How do you know that it is being downloaded each time?

"Brian Kitt" <Br*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0E**********************************@microsof t.com...
I have an animated .gif on my website. It is about 36k. I want this on
every page in my site, but it appears that it downloads every time a user
loads a page. This will kill dial up users. Shouldn't I.E. pull this
from
Cache if it's there? Is there a way for me to set this image to not
download
on every page, but instead, use if from Temporary Internet Files on the
users
Cache?

Thanks

Nov 17 '05 #2
Right now I am just testing on my machine only, but I am running standard
internet explorer settings. I know my cache settings are on. The page will
load, internet explorer will pause for a second, then the images appear. It
would seem to me that if they were in cache, it would be immediate. I would
expect the second page to show the image quicker, since it should be in
cache, but that does not appear to be the case. I'm on a pretty souped up
computer, so I wouldn't expect any delay time loading from cache. I also
clean my cache out every night, so things don't build up.

"Peter Rilling" wrote:
Cache settings are dependent on the persons IE settings. A person can
disable cache if they want.

How do you know that it is being downloaded each time?

"Brian Kitt" <Br*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0E**********************************@microsof t.com...
I have an animated .gif on my website. It is about 36k. I want this on
every page in my site, but it appears that it downloads every time a user
loads a page. This will kill dial up users. Shouldn't I.E. pull this
from
Cache if it's there? Is there a way for me to set this image to not
download
on every page, but instead, use if from Temporary Internet Files on the
users
Cache?

Thanks


Nov 17 '05 #3
IE may send a request to the server asking if the file has been updated, or
not.

To know if it is actually downloading the image, check the IIS logs to see
what the server is doing with that file.
"Brian Kitt" <Br*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:63**********************************@microsof t.com...
Right now I am just testing on my machine only, but I am running standard
internet explorer settings. I know my cache settings are on. The page
will
load, internet explorer will pause for a second, then the images appear.
It
would seem to me that if they were in cache, it would be immediate. I
would
expect the second page to show the image quicker, since it should be in
cache, but that does not appear to be the case. I'm on a pretty souped up
computer, so I wouldn't expect any delay time loading from cache. I also
clean my cache out every night, so things don't build up.

"Peter Rilling" wrote:
Cache settings are dependent on the persons IE settings. A person can
disable cache if they want.

How do you know that it is being downloaded each time?

"Brian Kitt" <Br*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0E**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I have an animated .gif on my website. It is about 36k. I want this on
> every page in my site, but it appears that it downloads every time a
> user
> loads a page. This will kill dial up users. Shouldn't I.E. pull this
> from
> Cache if it's there? Is there a way for me to set this image to not
> download
> on every page, but instead, use if from Temporary Internet Files on the
> users
> Cache?
>
> Thanks


Nov 17 '05 #4

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