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Re: GET, POST, and side-effects

From: Luigi Rizzo <luigi@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996 11:11:05 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199601061011.LAA28478@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
To: steve@iafrica.com (Steve Davies)
Cc: paulle@microsoft.com, sjk@amazon.com, http-caching@pa.dec.com
> > I always asumed that the existence of a "?" in the request-URI 
> > prevented proxies from caching the result-entity, so that this couldn't happen?
> But that heuristic is a total kludge.  In itself, the "?" says nothing
> about cacheability.  Often the response from the server given the same
> So it seems to me that the real solution is to get cache-control 
> meta-data from the source server.  So web server authors need to be 
> encouraged to make this easy for webmasters.

I fully agree on this.

Luigi Rizzo                     Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
email: luigi@iet.unipi.it       Universita' di Pisa
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fax: +39-50-568522              http://www.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/
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