<programming, World-Wide Web> A process providing a cache of items
available on other servers which are presumably slower or more expensive to
This term is used particularly for a World-Wide Web server which accepts URLs
with a special prefix. When it receives a request for such a URL, it strips off
the prefix and looks for the resulting URL in its local cache. If found, it
returns the document immediately, otherwise it fetches it from the remote
server, saves a copy in the cache and returns it to the requester. The cache
will usually have an expiry algorithm which flushes documents according to their
age, size, and access history.
Compare proxy gateway.
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