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From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 96 18:06:58 PST
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To: http-caching@pa.dec.com
From: Internet-Drafts@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-mogul-http-caching-00.txt
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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 96 10:49:33 -0500
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
directories.                                                               

       Title     : A design for caching in HTTP 1.1 Preliminary Draft      
       Author(s) : J. Mogul
       Filename  : draft-mogul-http-caching-00.txt
       Pages     : 36
       Date      : 02/19/1996

I propose a caching design for HTTP 1.1, including the definition of terms,
the description of a model, the specification of related HTTP headers, and 
the algorithms to be used.     

The proposed design uses opaque cache validators and explicit expiration 
values to allow the server to control the tradeoff between cache 
performance and staleness of the data presented to users.  The server 
may choose to ensure that a user never unwittingly sees stale data, 
or to minimize network traffic, or to compromise between these two 
extremes.  The proposed design also allows the server to control whether 
a client sees stale data after another client performs an update.  

This draft is not intended to become a standards-track document.  
The ultimate output of the HTTP subgroup will be a set of changes 
to the HTTP/1.1 draft specification [1].  In the interests of 
making rapid forward progress and in capturing some of the motivation 
and rationale of our design(s), it seems useful to produce 
an Internet-draft document in the interim.  Note that this draft 
in its entirety does not currently represent the consensus 
of the subgroup, although several sections do represent an 
apparent consensus.                                                        

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