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RE: Cookies and cache

From: Vinod Valloppillil <vinodv@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 14:08:06 -0800
Message-Id: <E06360A02932CF118DA700805F149327037AF069@RED-72-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'advax@triumf.ca'" <advax@triumf.ca>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Microsoft's proxy caches responses from requests with cookie headers if
no cache-control / Expires / pragma: no-cache / etc. is present in the
response.

We've been operating this way since October and have seen no problems
with it...

Vinod Valloppillil

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Andrew Daviel [SMTP:andrew@andrew.Triumf.CA]
	Sent:	Tuesday, March 18, 1997 12:48 PM
	To:	http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
	Subject:	Cookies and cache

	OK, so I haven't read every piece of mail on this list ... 

	Can someone answer this simple question:

	If I make a request for a page with a Cookie header, is the
result 
	cacheable in a public cache ?

	e.g. I pick up a cookie with path=/ from some org, then
	get a GIF (which has no Set-Cookie, Expires now, Cache-control,
etc.), 
	can it be cached ?

	I think I had misunderstood the mechanism somewhat; if I want to
use
	the cookie in a page, should I make that page uncacheable with
Expires, 
	Cache-Control, etc. ??

	Andrew
Received on Tuesday, 18 March 1997 14:47:08 EST

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