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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-kristol-http-state-info-01.txt, .ps

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 10:04:47 -0700
Message-Id: <199509271704.KAA16362@bert.amazon.com>
To: Balint Nagy Endre <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>
Cc: dmk@allegra.att.com, http WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Balint Nagy Endre writes:
 > Dave,
 > this version of state-info draft is fine, I suggest only a minor
 > change.
 > 
 > In section talking on caches, you recommended the use
 > Cache-Control: no-cache and pre-expiration.
 > 
 > I think, the suggested usage should be:
 > ... Generally a *response* that has associated State-Info header should not
 > be cached: either the entity body or the State-Info in the response usually
 > is specific to a particular user. The origin server MUST notify intermediate
 > caches not to cache them. To inhibit caching, the origin server SHOULD use
 > one of the standard mechanisms that inhibit caching such as
 > Cache-Control: private, Cache-Control: no-cache *and* Expires: <yesterday>.
 > 

To be clear, Cache-control: private doesn't inhibit *all* caching.
It is fine to cache pages with state-info in the end-user's private cache.
Received on Wednesday, 27 September 1995 10:10:27 EDT

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