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Expires and 'non-cacheable'

From: Nottingham, Mark (Australia) <mark_nottingham@exchange.au.ml.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:09:35 +1000
Message-ID: <D900F0C3D524D111971F00805F0D50E1022F4A75@sv-meexch-01.au.ml.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com

In 14.9.3,
Many HTTP/1.0 cache implementations will treat an Expires value that is less
than or equal to the response Date value as being equivalent to the
Cache-Control response directive 'no-cache'. If an HTTP/1.1 cache receives
such a response, and the response does not include a Cache-Control header
field, it SHOULD consider the response to be non-cacheable in order to
retain compatibility with HTTP/1.0 servers.

Would it be safe to assume 'non-cacheable' can be interpreted as 'stale'
here? (everything else says it is)

Mark Nottingham
Internet Project Manager
Merrill Lynch Australasia (Melbourne)
Received on Wednesday, 21 July 1999 06:11:15 UTC

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