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Re: Some data related to the frequency of cache-busting

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 11:02:46 PST
To: sjk@amazon.com
Cc: mogul@pa.dec.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Nov29.120246pdt."135"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
Shel,

Are you saying that none of the current proposals for hit metering
will help with unique-URL cache-busting because they don't actually
address the problem of browser behavior?

# Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but the reason people use these
# techniques is because they are the only way to guarantee some degree
# of control over the user experience.

Don't cookies do the right thing?

# To really beat a _thoroughly_ dead horse, this is the case because
# caches and history mechanisms are improperly conflated in most
# browsers.

Didn't we 'fix' this with HTTP/1.1?

Larry
Received on Friday, 29 November 1996 16:42:40 EST

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