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Re: Does no-store in request imply no-cache? [#249]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:33:54 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E872562E-B1A5-4452-83ED-B67BD2954A74@mnot.net>
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>

On 05/02/2011, at 4:42 AM, Alex Rousskov wrote:
[...]

> I would still replace the last "it" as it is not 100% clear what it
> refers to:
> 
> """
> Note that if a request containing this directive is satisfied from a
> cache, the no-store request directive does not apply to the already
> stored response.
> """
> 
> Which actually reads a little backwards because if the request is
> satisfied from a cache, the proxy obviously thinks the no-store does not
> apply! Consider this simplification:
> 
> """
> The server MAY ignore the no-store request directive when satisfying a
> request from a cache.
> """


Not exactly; the directive also prohibits aspects of the request message from being stored. 

I agree it's a bit stilted, but I think it's correct:

> """
> Note that if a request containing this directive is satisfied from a
> cache, the no-store request directive does not apply to the already
> stored response.
> """

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