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Re: Location Proposals

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 17:41:58 -0700
Message-Id: <199509010041.RAA00356@bert.amazon.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: sjk@amazon.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Larry Masinter writes:
 > > Expiration dates in the future are usually guesses, and often
 > > overridden by user actions.
 > 
 > I object to this interpretation. Expiration dates *must* be
 > conservative.
 > 
Point taken. It is all but unenforceable, though, given that any CGI
script can insert any Expires header it wants.

FMI, how do you think that documents with *no* Expires headers should be
treated by caches?  (Let's posit that they do have valid Last-modified headers).
Received on Thursday, 31 August 1995 18:14:26 EDT

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