These files are requested by the user agent as needed and the programmer has no knowledge or control over these requests.

The abuse potential connected with these files is nil(?)

It seems that it would be a good idea to exclude them from any throttle count.

  • Are they actually throttling those files...? Wow. – Nathan Osman Aug 27 '10 at 4:38
  • @geo - i don't know. that is why i am asking. – Sky Sanders Aug 27 '10 at 14:05
  • It seems from Jeff's answer that they are :( – Nathan Osman Aug 27 '10 at 15:30

Right now this is more of a theoretical problem than an actual one.

If you have a documented case of this being a problem in a production system, with thousands of real world users, do let us know, and we'll follow up.

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  • jeff, i didn't say there was a problem. when i have an issue, i make it clear that there is a problem and support it with evidence. this is simply a question, which you have not answered. – Sky Sanders Aug 27 '10 at 14:11
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    @code, you really don't have to sound so hostile all of the time. It's really intense. I feel like Jeff implicitly said that those files are indeed throttled too. - "this is more of a theoretical problem than an actual one" (So, there is, in theory, a problem with the files being throttled) – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 18:15
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    @jjn - i am not hostile. i asked a specific question which was replied to with an implication, which is not an answer. i am a programmer who is writing code against an ostensibly professional api. when i ask a specific question regarding this api, which we were invited to code against, i appreciate direct and accurate answers and am simply making this clear. the number of times that i have simply played along and keep asking the same question in different ways in order to get an authoritative response have left me weary. that's what i am, tired. – Sky Sanders Aug 27 '10 at 18:27
  • (@code, to be clear, I don't actually think you are hostile, I just said that you sound hostile) But, I can understand your frustration. – jjnguy Aug 27 '10 at 19:53

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