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Re: NEW ISSUE: Methods and Caching

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:21:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4921E06D.1080209@gmx.de>
To: Werner Baumann <werner.baumann@onlinehome.de>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Werner Baumann wrote:
> ...
> Additionally the response to a PROPFIND request is highly client 
> defined. With three levels of DEPTH and about 10 properties defined in 
> RFC 4918, there are about 3000 different possible responses for the same 
> state of the same resource. And clients are free to create any number of 
> custom properties. Nothing an intermediary cache would like to cache.
> Apart from the method the intermediary cache would have to include the 
> DEPTH header and a list of requested properties into the key. And what 
> would be the cache hit rate?
> ...

It could be quite good, depending on what clients do; such as refreshing 
a collection view over and over again (think explorer-like clients).

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:45:57 UTC

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