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Re: Fact-checking: do any in-service proxy caches ever ignore

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 11:34:44 -0800
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9703201134.aa02727@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/2789
In message <199703190831.JAA04987@wsooti08>, Koen Holtman writes:
>What I remember (though my memory may be faulty) about New Zealand
>educational caches is this:  at the http BOF at www5, when we were discussing
>the HTTP/1.1 caching design, someone connected to the New Zealand caches
>wanted it to be possible for a compliant HTTP/1.1 cache to ignore all
>attempts at a `reload' if the user was accessing some sites with a `low
>educational value'.  The cache would just keep returning the old cached
>object (with a warning) instead of revalidating with the origin server.

Actually, that was someone connected with the UK educational/research
caches, but the result is the same.

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