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questions -- clarifications requested

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 1995 10:25:06 -0700
Message-Id: <199508291725.KAA12329@bert.amazon.com>
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Paul Leach writes:
 > 9. Is the Expires entity-header field ever returned from POST, PUT, 
 > DELETE, LINK or UNLINK methods? (These are never cached, and the 
 > description implies of Expires implies it is only used for caching purposes.)

The *results* of these operations can be cached.  The expires header
is appropriate.  Requests for these methods must go all the way
through to the origin server, and cannot be served from a cache
themselves.  The results can be identified with the Location header in
such a way that a subsequent GET or HEAD can retrieve *its* results
from the cached resource left in the cache by the POST, PUT, etc.

--Shel Kaphan
Received on Tuesday, 29 August 1995 10:31:26 UTC

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