Making images download only once
Posted on 2001-07-29
I have a list that I'm building dynamically that contains about 200 entries. Beside each item, I place 3 hyperlinked images. It looks to me like web browsers are downloading these 3 images once for each record, not once for each page. This makes the download time on a modem around 1 minute.
The html for the page is about 5K, the images are around 2k combines, the reported page size when it downloads is about 200 kb.
- The images are included using the usual <img src> tags.
- The list is build in a Perl script that is included using SSI
- The webserver is Apache for linux
Anyone know how I can get the browser to download these images only once?