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Re: hit metering in HTTP

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 12:42:58 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199611292042.MAA03651@buglet.amazon.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: hoffman@colette.ogsm.vanderbilt.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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Larry Masinter writes:
 > I re-read my mail from yesterday, and realized that I never defined
 > 'cache-busting'. Here's an attempt:
 > ================================================================
 > cache busting:
 >   any of a variety of techniques employed by origin servers to
 >   prevent an intermediate cache from supplying the same data twice (to
 >   the same or different users) merely for the purpose of gathering
 >   accurate 'hit' data.
 >   Cache-busting reduces the value of the techniques the HTTP working
 >   group is developing to make caching in the Internet more effective,
 >   which might in turn result in greater efficiency of the network and
 >   more responsive Internet access, especially across saturated
 >   trans-ocean internet links.
 > ================================================================
 > Larry

For the etymologists among us, does anyone know where this term originated?  
Received on Friday, 29 November 1996 12:49:27 UTC

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