In my web application, i wanted a service to cache updated data using geowebche. so i worked on seeding tiles automatically with GeoWebCache as in this post: custom time interval for geowebcache
then i replaced
gwc/service/wms in layer requesting in OpenLayers. i didn't do anything more than what's in the post. here it said i have to install the extinction but i didn't. http://docs.geoserver.org/2.0.0/user/extensions/rest/installation.html#rest-installation
Now, how can i tell if it works? do the tiles get refreshed by themselves without me refreshing the page or what?
and I use WMS to display my points on the map, is there any way to cache the layer where it doesn't need to reload points whenever i navigate on the map?