buffer page

buffer page

A Web page that is sent before, or with, the requested page in response to clicking a link. Typically, much smaller than a full page, buffer pages are used for a variety of purposes. Banner ads may generate a buffer page with questions in order to direct you to the appropriate page. A buffer page may disclose a legal notice or a warning; for example, that you must be at least 21 to continue. Several buffer pages may be used just to add metatags for search engine spiders in order to ensure the site gets into all the search engines.
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When the VM pageout daemon selects a IO-Lite buffer page for replacement, IO-Lite writes the page's contents to the appropriate backing store and frees the page.
The page-in and page-out handlers use information maintained by the IO-Lite file cache module to determine the disk locations that provide backing store for a given IO-Lite buffer page. The replacement policy for IO-Lite buffers and the IO-Lite file cache is implemented by the page-out handler, in cooperation with the IO-Lite file cache module.
* Do you ever use a buffer page between the news story and the questionable material, explaining the nature of the content?
Many sites also include brief descriptions of hyperlinks; a few use buffer pages to notify viewers every time they hop off-site.