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Sun Aug 17 09:09:24 CEST 2008

On Aug 8, 2008, at 12:20, Ian M. Evans wrote:

>  So of course a cookie is attached to each page, image,
> javascript and CSS file.
> Since I assume that some of the main sites in need of Varnish would be
> the high-traffic, digg-friendly, ad-supported, Analtyics-using sites
> what's the way around this?

It doesn't really answer your question - but it usually makes sense to  
serve the static content (css/js/images) from a completely different  
domain.  For example at we use  
to have a domain that's "cookie free" for static content.    Yahoo  
uses "".

You don't want the browsers to "upload" the cookies a gazillion times  
to a server that doesn't even look at them anyway.   This also gives  
you more flexibility to have your site served by one set of servers  
and the static content served by another set of servers.

  - ask

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