Can we take advantage of all the features of OAS webCache with Forms Services? I understand some deployments were done to utilize the webcache as load balancer and so forth. What I am interested in are the features such as dynamic data caching, content caching and compression capabilities - can all of these come into play for forms based applications or Java applets?
You can use Web Cache as a load balancer for your Forms applications but it isn't much useful for caching/compressing Forms application contents. It in fact sometime it may cause the performance to go down. You might want to refer following MetaLink note:
ID: 443405.1 Performance Decreasing Using Web Cache in Combination With Oracle Form