If you take a typical web-shop page, such as say http://thinkgeek.com the whole page is standard issue - the same for every customer. All, that is, for the little bit in the top right which says "Loot: Your cart is empty.".
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in thread web-based application or desktop application?
It would be great to save the whole page statically to the server and then only have to generate that tiny little bit from the CGI. This would allow some really heavy processing to be applied to each page, such as category generation and related products, safe in the knowledge that it need only be done when te database changes, not for each request.
It also would allow the page to be cached by proxies and would allow you to slurp small amounts of data from other sites - stuff that is currently done using images - such as hit counters.
Just because you have not felt the need for it does not mean that it is not desirable...
UPDATE: This could be made into a mod_perl filter is suppose - that is a thought...
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