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Warning text at odds with Mobile Web Best Practices

From: Paschal Nee <pnee@toombeola.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:53:24 +0000
Message-ID: <f9ca19f90812090553m22218e15v19cf4ef4e41f77c@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-mobileok-checker@w3.org

Hi,

The warning provided when a page has no-cache headers set is at odds
with the Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 section linked from the warning
itself.

The warning says "Detects incorrect uses of caching techniques"  -
incorrect being the key word here
Section 5.4.15.2 says that it is perfectly correct to use nocache to
prevent caching.

An example of what I am talking about can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/w3c-cache

Personally I do not like this warning in the first place.  A cache
control header of public or private can be equally incorrect depending
on the page in question.  But there is no warning if the cache control
is set to public or private.

At a minimum I think the language in the warning should be change to
reflect the reality e.g. something like removing the word incorrect
and adding "This practice may be completely applicable depending on
the needs of your application"

Thanks,
Paschal.

PS - I'm not subscribed to the list so please reply to all if you need
further input from me.
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