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origin of the term "cache busting"

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 96 11:13:03 PST
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Shel asked:
   For the etymologists among us, does anyone know where this
   term originated?

The winner (as far as this mailing list goes) appears to be Koen Holtman.

I keep complete logs of my incoming mail, and this was the
earliest reference I found:

    From: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman)
    Message-Id: <199508191558.RAA17041@wswiop05.win.tue.nl>
    Subject: Re: Proposal: Pragma min-age (Was:Re: A modest proposal)
    Date: Sat, 19 Aug 1995 17:58:57 +0200 (MET DST)


    A wasteful provider responding to these warnings by generating
    pages with `one-time-urls' or other cache busters would immediately
    show up on the `wastefulness detector' you assume present: a proxy
    administrator could then decide to stop talking to the provider

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P.S.: I didn't find another use of the term until your own message
of Fri, 5 Jan 1996 12:56:00.
Received on Thursday, 5 December 1996 11:30:10 UTC

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